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Sutter, Cherry spar over Victims of head-on collision how to improve Canada’s from Olds, Red Deer area hockey program BY RENÉE FRANCOEUR ADVOCATE STAFF

Don Cherry was all lemons when he read comments from Brent Sutter regarding the lack of development of Canadian hockey players at a young age. At the conclusion of the world hockey championship in Malmo, Sweden, in which Team Canada finished fourth,

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Sutter told the Toronto Sun that instead of developing skills there’s too much focus on winning and losing among players at the grassroots level. Cherry didn’t like that suggestion and insisted that Sutter, as the Team Canada coach, was coming down hard on minor hockey coaches and management types.

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In what police describe as a devastating tragedy, an Olds woman and two young Red Deer area labourers are dead after a fatal collision near Olds on Monday. The head-on collision between a minivan and SUV on Hwy 27 just east of the town around 5:45 p.m. left four others badly injured. The lone occupant of the SUV was a resident of Olds and one of those

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killed, said Olds RCMP. The SUV driver was Donna Mills, 56. The six male occupants of the van were all residents of Red Deer or the Red Deer area. They had been working with a Blackfalds construction company on the new Sunrise Encore retirement facility in Olds. The driver and one occupant of the van died at the scene. One was 19, the other 20.

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Albertans urged to take flu precautions BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF


Alberta Health said Tuesday that nine people have died from the flu in Alberta as of Monday. As well, 288 people in Alberta are hospitalized with the H1N1 virus, and 70 of those people are being treated in intensive care units across the province. In the Central Zone, which includes Red Deer, as of Monday there are 190 confirmed cases of influenza, of which 165 are H1N1, with 24 of the total being hospitalized with the H1N1 flu. On Dec. 28, the Central Zone numbers were 83 confirmed cases of flu, with 79 being H1N1, and 10 in hospital. Alberta Health said it would be able to break out the numbers of deaths and those in ICU by zone on

Wednesday. Health officials have not confirmed if there were any deaths in Central Alberta, but rumours persist that one Central Albertan has died. At a press conference on Monday, Dr. Jim Talbot, chief medical officer for Alberta Health estimated slightly higher numbers than what Alberta Health announced Tuesday evening. Talbot said those who died were between 18 and 64. Many had underlying illnesses but some were young healthy adults. Five people had died as of Jan. 1, three in Edmonton and two in Calgary. H1N1, which is one of three strains included in this year’s flu vaccine, has been the dominant flu


COLLISION: Significant traumatic injuries Three other passengers were in critical condition and sent to Foothills Hospital in Calgary. Two of those were airlifted by STARS. The remaining passenger was taken by ground ambulance to Olds General Hospital in stable condition. He was the only one ambulatory at the scene, said Const. Rob Power of Olds RCMP, who was one of the first responders. Power said two of the victims are now stable and progressing well. The third victim recovering in Calgary is still in critical but stable condition. “All patients sustained significant traumatic injuries as a result of the collision, varying from internal injuries to fractures,” said Adam Loria, public education officer with Calgary EMS. Multiple emergency crews responded to the crash from Olds, Didsbury and Airdrie. Loria called the incident “very traumatic.” It is initially believed the SUV was westbound on the highway, a rural, undivided two-lane stretch of road. The van was heading east, towards Range Road 12, when the two collided. Police say early indications suggest the van veered into the westbound lane. “It would appear that is was just a minor driver error. The roads were good. Speed doesn’t appear to be a factor. Alcohol is not a factor — there is nothing to indicate they had been drinking. They’d just left work,” Power said. “Right now we’re just hoping that everyone who survived pulls through and making sure the families have the support that they need. ... It’s devastating tragedy.” The highway was reopened around 10:30 p.m. on Monday. Police will not be releasing the names of those involved in the collision. Mills’ son, Mark Mills, who is a musician in Calgary, posted a message honouring his mother on his Facebook page on Tuesday morning: “Twenty-nine years after bringing this fragile flesh of mine into the world, my mother passed on,” he wrote. “She helped me through every change in life, and asked for little in return. Her unconditional love will resonate through the ages. For all that I am, thank you mom. For sending me love 29 years straight, thank you mom. For teaching me how to nurture a child, thank you mom. I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my mother you’ll be . . . .”

SUTTER: Cherry took it ‘totally the wrong way’ Sutter answered back Tuesday, less than 24 hours after arriving back in Red Deer. “My point is this — hockey is no longer Canada’s game. It’s an international game now, a world game,” said the Red Deer Rebels owner/general manger/ head coach. “These other countries have caught up to us in talent and speed and the way the game is played. I was asked what we need to do, how can we continue to grow our game to make it better? “My comment was that we need to continue to work on our skills and talent and get better in those areas. Every team at the world juniors was a tough

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game and the Russians and Swedes were probably played there were 15 or 16, so now you have more the most skilled and biggest teams in the tourna- players and less ice time, and that all has an impact ment. on development. That’s not saying we don’t have lots “It had nothing to do with how our kids played of talent, but we have to understand that other coun— they played hard and competed hard. They were tries have caught up to us in that department.” great kids, fun to be around. It was a great group to Sutter noted that the calibre of play at the world work with. That wasn’t the point, but the question is, juniors has increased big time since he coached now that it’s an international game, how do we get Team Canada to gold medals in 2005 and ’06. ourselves on top again? What are the things we need “It’s amazing how much the tournament has to do?” changed in eight years with how much talent and For starters, Sutter would like to see more prac- skill these other teams possess now,” he said. tice time afforded minor hockey players, a scenario Still, he admitted there was a major sense of disthat he admitted might be difficult to envision with appointment when the Canadians weren’t able to the lack of available ice time in local rinks. garner a WJC medal for a second consecutive year. “From talking to Benny (Team Canada assistant “The biggest thing between the players and staff coach Benoit Groulx) they don’t have as many issues and everyone involved, is you put so much time and with ice (time) (in Eastern Canada) as we have here,” effort into it. You’ve been working at it since June said Sutter. “Here, atom and peewee kids practise and then to come back with nothing is disappointonce or maybe twice a week and then play one or ing,” he said. two games on the weekend. It used to be a two-to-one Team Canada was headed in the right direction ratio from practice to games. Now these kids play 40 following a round-robin win over the USA and a subto 70 games a season and practice time is tough to get sequent quarter-final victory over Switzerland, but because ice isn’t available. then lost a semifinal to eventual champion Finland. “There is more focus on winning and losing be“The kids played hard. They were very coachable cause you’re always playing so many games. If there and receptive to everything and they became a team was more time for practice kids could work on their . . . so that part was great,” said Sutter. “But when we skills. That was my point — I wasn’t saying Canada is got into that semifinal game — and I talked to them no good anymore compared to some other countries. after about it — to a man they just froze in the moHe (Cherry) took that totally the wrong way.” ment. It was right through our whole lineup. Cherry, talking to the “It was unexplainable. Toronto Sun, also criticized You sit back now and re‘THERE IS MORE FOCUS ON the Team Canada player alize it’s something that selection process, claimyou’ll think about and WINNING AND LOSING BECAUSE ing the likes of Ontario dwell on for a long time, League skaters Max Domi YOU’RE ALWAYS PLAYING SO MANY because we were that and Darnell Nurse should GAMES. IF THERE WAS MORE TIME close.” have been on the national Sutter noted that the FOR PRACTICE, KIDS COULD WORK Canadian team was the squad. “The kids who weren’t second-youngest at the ON THEIR SKILLS. THAT WAS MY picked, like Nurse, Domi WJC and next year — and (Brent) Moran . . . POINT — I WASN’T SAYING CANADA when the tournament those kids are going to be IS NO GOOD ANYMORE COMPARED is held in Toronto and good players in the world Montreal — the national TO SOME OTHER COUNTRIES. juniors next year, at 19,” squad will be that much Sutter countered. “They (CHERRY) TOOK THAT TOTALLY THE better for the experience. weren’t ready this year. If the 2014 WJC was WRONG WAY.’ With how they’ve played Sutter’s last as the Team to date this season . . . they Canada coach, he went — BRENT SUTTER just weren’t ahead of the out with a renewed applayers we took. That’s preciation of the event what I was told by the (Hockey Canada) scouts. and the support shown by the thousands of Canadian “The team will have a lot of good 19-year-olds next fans who traveled to Sweden. year, but this year we took the best players available “It’s a great tournament and the support the Caand tried to the put the best team together.” nadian fans gave our team was tremendous,” he Cherry suggested league politics played a role in said. “We had over 4,000 fans there. We played our the Team Canada selections and also shrugged off round-robin games in a 5,000-seat rink and it was Sutter’s assertion that skill development is lacking full of mostly Canadians every game we played. at the grassroots level. You can’t really put into words how amazing it is to “Nine of the top 10 leading goal scorers in the have people come out and support you like that.” NHL are from the Canadian development system so But Team Canada fell short and the players were there must be something right about it,” said Cherry. convinced they had failed their country, something “The grassroots talent is there. I see it all the time in Sutter doesn’t feel is right. the rinks.” “Here in Canada we think it’s gold or nothing Sutter replied: “Don is referring to elite guys. I’m at this event, and I don’t know that’s fair,” he said. not talking about our elite. In 2005 we had 22 elite “There’s so much pressure put on everybody, and players (as the Sutter-coached Canadians dominated especially the players. The perception here is that the WJC at Grand Forks, N.D.), but they have talent hockey is Canada’s game when it’s not any more. It’s that God gave them. The question is, how can you a world game. You go over there and there are no make other players better? Minor hockey coaches guarantees you’re going to win it. have done a great job, but how can we get better? “Because of who we are it’s gold or nothing, but “We’re doing a good job, but can we get better with a mindset like that you put so much pressure on with maybe not emphasizing winning and losing so the players — you almost set them up to fail before much and creating more ice time to allow these kids they get there. Those kids should not leave that tourto develop at a younger age? nament feeling like they failed. No one should have “It comes down to ice time and kids don’t skate to feel that, yet to a man we all did, and it’s because on ponds any more. That’s how we got better as of our perception.” players, but you don’t see that now. There are also so many teams in minor hockey. Nowadays, rosters in minor hockey consist of 20 players. Back when I


strain making some people sicker than usual. As during the 2009 pandemic, H1N1 is affecting more young to middle-age adults. Talbot said the flu season is expected to peak in late January or early February. “There was recent paper in the Canadian Medical Association Journal that showed that Alberta and then Saskatchewan are the places where flu tend to enter the country first,” Talbot said. Red Deer North MLA Mary Anne Jablonski said the increase in flu deaths was very concerning and urged people to wash their hands well, get immunized and don’t go to work sick. “Practise the safety measures that we all know about,” Jablonski said on Tuesday.


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Red Deer city administration is proposing a $2-million increase in the operating budget over the next two years to combat snow. The infusion would bring the snow budget to $4.4 million in 2014 and $5.4 million in 2015. The 2013 budget was $3.4 million. “The level of service on the road would change considerably from what we do now, including sidewalks, if the recommendations are adopted by council,” said Paul Goranson, director of the city’s Development Services division on Tuesday. “Certainly there would be an impact and a benefit that the community would see.” While the first day of the 2014 operating budget deliberations began with a $302.6 million budget with a projected 3.8 per cent tax increase, the day ended with a possible 4.12 per cent property tax hike. On a $301,100 home, that would mean taxpayers would pay $1,905 in taxes in 2014 compared to $1,830 on the same home in 2013 or $6.25 more a month. Council passed a resolution in December directing administration to bring a report on the snow and ice control policy during the operating budget deliberations. The recommendations were based on historical weather trends and typical winters over five years. Goranson said some of the suggested changes are based on Edmonton’s snow policy, which has similar weather patterns.

Council is expected to debate the proposed policy changes and the overall budget on Thursday. Goranson said with more staff, more equipment and contracts the plows would be out in the community sooner if there was an extreme snowfall as has been witnessed this winter. “Even though it is not designed around what is happening now, things would happen quicker and we would have a bigger workforce to throw at things if it came to the point where there was significant snowfall above that design,” said Goranson. Administration presented two options and backed one for adjustments to the snowfall triggers to improve the clearing turnaround for residential and commercial streets and sidewalks. For residential street plowing, administration is recommending a five-day target of snow pack plowing when there is five cm of snow pack compared to the current 40 days with a discretionary snowfall target in the current policy. This would be a similar operation to the Dec. 3 blitz plowing. Another option is a 21-day target when the snow pack reaches 20 cm or 30 cm in a single event. Both options would require more graders, loaders, trucks and skid steer loaders to be funded out of capital dollars. The administration-backed option rings in at $400,000 on the operating side and $1.2 million on the capital side. The 21-day target would cost $600,000 in operat-

ing and $1.7 million in capital costs. As for sidewalks, council will consider either 72 hours, 48 hours or the existing four-to-10 day targets when triggered by an undetermined amount of snowfall. Administration is recommending 72 hours to the tune of $500,000 on the operating side and $125,000 on the capital side. The 48-hour target would cost $825,000 in the operating budget and $560,000 in the capital budget. A new snow storage site or expansion of one of the existing sites is also on the table to debate. A new site, to be funded over several years out of the capital budget, is estimated at about $4.8 million including engineering, land and construction. Goranson said a new permanent site has not been determined but the city is currently looking for an interim site. Should council adopt the proposed policy, the changes would go into effect in the fall of 2014. Council has already had to depart from the existing policy because of the record snowfall. Goranson said there are some things that they could not order until the fall. For example, he said, a snow plow is not the type of equipment that you can pick up at Canadian Tire. In December, Councillors Tanya Handley and Ken Johnston had asked that a snow removal reserve be considered. The city is currently reviewing all its reserves. Goranson said a proposed snow and ice reserve should be held with the larger review. Day 2 of budget deliberations begin at noon with more department presentations today. Debate is expected to get underway on Thursday.

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Attempted murder charges likely to stem from shootout with Alberta RCMP TOFIELD — RCMP say a man who was wounded in a shootout with Mounties on a farm east of Edmonton will likely face attempted murder and firearms charges. One officer had his arm grazed by a bullet and another was injured when he was run over by a truck


H1N1: Call ahead to find out if vaccine is available Candace Resta, 31, of Sylvan Lake, is one flu patient who remains in Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre’s ICU battling H1N1. She was admitted by ambulance on Dec. 24 and was still under sedation to allow for a breathing tube. Her husband, Jason Resta, said there have only been minor improvements. “Her condition is basically unchanged at the moment. She’s stable and everything, but not gaining any ground in the last few days,” said Resta on Monday. “All of her vitals and everything are stable. It’s just a matter of time for her immune system to bolster up and be able to fight against it.” Resta said his wife did not have any underlying health conditions that would make her more susceptible. “Nobody plans for this sort of thing. You go for years and years — you get sick, you get better, you get sick, you get better. Then all of a sudden you get sick and you don’t get better.” He said it could take weeks before she recovers. Talbot said Monday over 23 per cent of Albertans were immunized so far this flu season and 33 per cent of immuniza-

“He was doing all kinds of things to help the community.” Hill said Townsend was easy going and quick to share a laugh. “He was pretty fun loving, always joking around, smiling.” News of his disappearance, and then later word of his death, has been hard on those who knew him. “We’ve been devastated ever since Christmas Day when the news broke and we’d been tracking it. I was in touch pretty much every day with a guy down in Belize who was looking for him. “It was pretty tough. Not as hard for me as for his family, I’m sure.” Hill said whether this year’s trip will go ahead as planned has not been decided. He does not intend to let the tragic incident change his attitude to the area. “For me, it’s not really going to change anything. As far as I’m concerned, this was a targeted attack. “I’m not scared to go there again. I mean, I’ve walked around that community a lot by myself and it’s never been an issue and I’ve never felt unsafe. It’s just a great, friendly place.” Mark Johnson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada, said in a statement that, “Our thoughts and prayers are with Brian’s family and the many lives he touched both in Belize and here throughout Canada. He threw all his considerable energy into the project in Belize. He will be sorely missed.” Townsend’s family has set up a Facebook page under “Brian Townsend” asking that friends share stories and photos of him and celebrate his life.

driven by the suspect, who had been hiding in a shed. RCMP Chief Supt. Randy McGinnis said it would be wrong for people to compare what happened Monday night to the 2005 ambush near Mayerthorpe, Alta., where four Mounties were gunned down by a man hiding in a Quonset hut on a rural farm. “We weren’t protecting a scene. We weren’t waiting for other members to come to examine a scene, to seize other items like the Quonset in Mayerthorpe,”

McGinnis said Tuesday. “I have heard that we should have had our emergency response team there when we first went there. “Well, if we went with an emergency response team to every potential witness that we wanted to interview, I think that we would be criticized for being a military state rather than a police force.” The officer who was run over suffered broken bones and internal injuries and was undergoing surgery at an Edmonton hospital Tuesday afternoon.

tions have been done at pharmacies. People should call ahead to find out if vaccine is still available at their local pharmacy. The province was assessing its vaccine supply after many Albertans got vaccinated after Health Minister Fred Horne encouraged people to get a flu shot on Friday. “Lots of people got the message,” Talbot said. Last February, the province ordered 1.1 million doses and will soon be getting surplus supply from Italy that Talbot said was “the last vaccine on the planet.” “The ministry was very aggressive in making sure we secured it for Albertans,” Talbot said.

A decision will be made on whether to limit immunizations to mass clinics to make it more accessible for the public. Doug Higham, pharmacy manager at London Drugs in Red Deer, said his pharmacy ran out of vaccine on Friday after a surge in requests last week. “We’re probably averaging about 40 phone calls a day about it,” Higham said on Tuesday. “Right now we’ve run out of vaccine and we’re waiting to see if Alberta Health will get us any more.” For more information of immunization clinics, visit


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A former longtime Lacombe resident and missionary who was brutally murdered in Central America is remembered for his caring and good-humoured nature. Brian Townsend, 64, was living in Belize, when he was abducted on Christmas Eve and later found murdered in neighbouring Guatemala. Townsend had spent more than a decade visiting the country undertaking various charitable projects, including helping Lacombe-based A Better World’s charitable dental program. “I knew him very well. Brian had a great heart,” said Er- Brian Townsend ic Rajah, co-founder of A Better World and longtime friend of Townsend’s. They taught at the Lacombe Heights Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Sabbath school for several years in the early 1990s and Rajah’s wife taught two of Townsend’s children. “You could always ask him to help when you needed it.” Townsend lived until recent years in Lacombe, where he ran a landscaping business. He later moved to Edmonton. It was through his involvement with the Lacombe Heights Seventh-day Adventist church and the

church’s provincial organization that he first went to Belize and The Valley of Peace area. Rajah said Townsend has two sons and a daughter, now grown. One of the sons, Kory, from Edmonton, who had travelled to Central America last week to search for his father, identified his body from photographs. Local police believe Brian was abducted from his home on Christmas Eve. A body was found three days later in Guatemala, 15 minutes from the border. It was identified as Townsend’s several days later. Investigators say there was an altercation in his home and he was abducted and robbed of clothing, a laptop and his Chevy Silverado truck, which remains missing. He suffered from wounds, possibly caused by machetes. Dr. Kelvin Hill of Sylvan Lake has made an annual trip to provide dental care to Belize for the past eight years and his team was going to stay with Townsend this May. Hill and Townsend first went to the country together in 2003 and Townsend undertook a small water purification project. Townsend continued to return to the country during the winter months and helped build a high school through the Seventh-day Adventist Alberta conference. He later purchased some land to build a community outreach centre offering health education classes among other programs. “He was trying to get a workshop going to build furniture, to teach local people how to build furniture and make some money for themselves. He was trying to get an agriculture program going so they could grow more food for themselves,” said Hill.






Fear-instilling propaganda CANADA’S FUTURE PROSPERITY IS PUT AT RISK BY ENVIRONMENTAL ZEALOTS BY GWYN MORGAN SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE From the day the first Europeans set foot on our soil, Canada’s resources have been the core of our nation’s development. It started with fur traders who endured danger and deprivation exploring Canada’s vast wilderness, followed by the forest workers who wrestled hug logs to tidewater. Then came the hardy and determined settlers who turned soil frozen half of the year into a breadbasket of the world, creating the driving force behind the most important project in Canadian history, the building of a national railroad. Steam locomotives require large amounts of coal, motivating the first underground mines. Then in 1883, during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, nickel-copper ore was discovered near Sudbury, Ont., launching a huge metals mining development. That same year, thousands of kilometres to the west, the national railway helped launch Alberta’s petroleum industry when a well drilled to supply water for steam locomotives

struck natural gas. It would be another four decades before production from Alberta’s first major oilfield began in 1936 at Turner Valley. Remarkably, what has become Canada’s most notable oil resource was discovered 158 years earlier when, in 1778, fur trader Peter Pond became the first European to witness bitumen seeping from oilsands along the banks of the Athabasca River. He learned that natives had long mixed that bitumen with pine tar to seal their canoes. Our country’s rich endowment of resources was pivotal to the building of this nation and remains fundamental to the prosperity that makes Canada one of the best places in the world to live. Natural Resources Canada’s most recent data shows that the resource sector generated 1.6 million jobs and $233 billion in export revenues in 2011. But the potential is even greater. Resource development companies are planning to invest a staggering $650 billion in hundreds of Canadian projects over the next decade. Economic research firm Informetrica estimates these projects will add $1.4 trillion to Canada’s GDP and create an average of 600,000 jobs per year. Just as past resource development

has been the key driver to our nation’s privileged living standard, these new projects are crucial to preserving that prosperity, anchoring the careers of many young Canadians while providing the financial underpinning for our generous social programs. But what are the chances that those investments will actually occur? While a perennial optimist, I worry that most will be stymied by the actions of environmental zealots who oppose virtually every mine, pipeline or hydroelectric project. That Canadian environmental standards rank among the worlds’ best and are administered by regulatory agencies staffed with highly qualified scientific experts matters little in the public opinion marketplace where fear-instilling propaganda lacking scientific foundation all too often wins the day. The proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline is a prime example. Opponents would have us believe that environment-wrecking oil spills are inevitable. Yet every day in Canada, some three million barrels of oil is safely transported through oil pipelines. The design criteria of Northern Gateway would make it the most robust and reliable oil pipeline ever built in Canada, and very likely the whole world.

Anti-pipeline propaganda has not only been successful in instilling fear in the general public, but also in First Nations who live near the proposed route. That the courts and our politicians have conceded a defacto veto to First Nations means that, even if it wins authorization in accordance with the laws the land, this project crucial to Canada’s economic future may never be built. Canadians today stand on the shoulders of previous, less-fortunate generations whose determination, courage and hard work carved a livelihood out of a harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Few of their achievements would have been possible had every new initiative been met with such strident knee-jerk opposition. As another New Year dawns, my wish for Canada is that the previously apathetic “silent” majority rises up to prevent our new nation builders from being stymied by a highly vocal minority with an ideologically-driven agenda that doesn’t include creating prosperity and jobs. Gwyn Morgan is a retired Canadian business leader who has been a director of five global corporations. This column was supplied by Troy Media (www.troymedia. com).

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Why Harper won’t override prostitution ruling As leader of the opposition, Stephen Harper was initially reluctant to rule out using the so-called notwithstanding clause of the Constitution to keep samesex marriage off the books. Throughout the 2004 federal campaign, he declined to say whether he as prime minister would ask Parliament to override the constitutional right of same-sex couples to marriage equality. When he relented in 2005, Harper did not so much renounce the option as argue — in the face of a mountain of contrary legal evidence — that he could restrict access CHANTAL to marriage to heterosexual HÉBERT couples without using the notwithstanding clause to shelter his law from the courts. Once he became PM, the stars did not align in such a way as to test his contention. In a free vote in the minority House of Commons, parliamentary support for same-sex marriage was reaffirmed and the issue became moot. Fast forward to 2014 and the prostitution debate that has just landed in the lap of Parliament courtesy of the Supreme Court. Last month, it unanimously struck down the country’s anti-prostitution laws after finding that their impact on the life and safety on vulnerable women was disproportionate to the public policy objective of controlling the sex trade.


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Parliament has a year to come up with a more charter-friendly regime or accept a legislative vacuum. To say that the government is unhappy with this development is an understatement. In its immediate aftermath, Social Development Minister Jason Kenney all but cast the ruling as an unwelcome act of judicial activism. “I think that in our system of government there is an understandable primacy of Parliament as the democratic deliberative process and that my own view is that the judiciary should be restrained at the exercise of judicial power in overturning a democratic consensus,” he opined. But the influential minister stopped short of pointing out the obvious: i.e. that his government has at its disposal all the restraining tools that it needs. With the Conservatives in control of both houses of Parliament, only a lack of political will stands in the way of maintaining the anti-prostitution status quo via the notwithstanding clause. There was a time not a decade ago when the ruling party would have seen the prostitution decision as an opportunity to pull the clause out of its longstanding state of federal disuse. It was put in the Constitution for the express purpose of allowing legislators to have the last word on the courts on most Charter issues and more than a few experts believe that the refusal of past federal governments to even consider it as a legitimate option has contributed to the emasculation of Parliament. But in spite of its natural ideological instincts and a public opinion potentially receptive to overriding

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the charter on prostitution, two words sum up why Harper’s government will still be disinclined to do so: abortion and Quebec. Little could reinforce suspicions that a future Conservative government could limit or repeal abortion rights than the sight of Harper becoming the first ever prime minister to use the notwithstanding clause to override a fundamental right as established by the Supreme Court. (As an aside, the same reasoning at least partly accounts for the Conservatives taking a pass on previous opportunities to use the clause.) And then there is the Parti Québécois’ controversial secularism charter. Wearing his hat of multiculturalism minister, it was Kenney who suggested last fall that if the Quebec charter ever became law, Ottawa would explore whether it should take the lead in challenging it in the Supreme Court. Some of the ethnic and cultural communities he has assiduously courted on behalf of his party would expect no less. But if the courts were to strike down the Quebec secularism charter on the watch of a majority PQ government, it would by all indications have no qualms about using the notwithstanding clause to keep it in place. And at that juncture, Harper, Kenney and others — should they override the prostitution ruling — would find themselves casting stones at Quebec on behalf of the province’s religious minorities from a glasshouse of their own making. Chantal Hébert is a syndicated Toronto Star national affairs writer.

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CANADA VANCOUVER — Vancouver police say they won’t be pursuing criminal charges against two climate-change protesters who came within touching distance of Prime Minister Stephen Harper on a stage at an event in Vancouver. The protesters, who have publicly identified themselves as Sean Devlin and Shireen Soofi, walked on stage during a Vancouver Board of Trade question-andanswer event at a downtown hotel on Monday. They were quickly removed from the stage and the event carried on, but the stunt raised questions about how two activists could get that close to the prime minister. Sgt. Randy Fincham said Vancouver police consulted with the RCMP and decided not to recommend criminal charges. “After reviewing what happened, speaking with the RCMP, it was determined that charges were not appropriate in this case,” Fincham said in an interview Tuesday. “After consultation with both (the RCMP and the Crown), it was determined that it wasn’t in the public’s best interest to pursue an investigation into criminal charges.” The protesters are affiliated with Brigette DePape, the former page who walked onto the Senate floor holding a Stop Harper sign during a 2011 throne speech.

Funding cut did not breach protocol OTTAWA — A judge says former immigration minister Jason Kenney acted reasonably in cutting federal funding to the Canadian Arab Federation because the organization appeared to be supporting the actions of terrorist organizations. Federal Court Justice Russel Zinn’s ruling dismisses the federation’s challenge of Kenney’s decision not to approve funding for a languageinstruction program in 2009-10. Citizenship and Immigration told the federation in March 2009 that statements made by its officials appeared to be anti-Semitic and supportive of terrorist groups. The department letter said that raised serious questions about the federation’s integrity and had undermined the government’s confidence in it as an appropriate partner for delivery of services to newcomers. The federation argues the statements in question were either made by people who did not officially represent the organization or that it did not authorize the comments.

Environmental group puts Canadian fisheries on its target list WASHINGTON — A prominent U.S. environmental group is targeting seafood imports from countries that don’t follow American fishing standards — and Canada is on its blacklist. The criticism comes from the Natural Resources Defence Council, which is lobbying the U.S. to enforce a domestic law that bans imports from countries that fail to apply U.S. rules for protecting sea mammals. Canada is ranked as the second-highest fish exporter to the U.S., following China, with $2.5 billion a year in fisheries goods shipped to the U.S.

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Extreme cold in the Toronto area, where temperatures plunged to about -40 C overnight with the wind chill, caused a rash of delays and flight cancellations Tuesday at Pearson International Airport. The airport put a so-called ground freeze on all North American arrivals through the morning, but it was lifted at 10 a.m. More than 600 flights were cancelled throughout the day and many more were delayed. The freeze was put in place because of the extreme cold’s impact on equipment and efforts to minimize time outdoors for employees, said Greater Toronto Airports Authority spokeswoman Shereen Daghstani. “It was the extreme weather conditions that impacted safe operations and employee safety,” she said. “When it comes to refuelling or removing the bags, those need to be done by employees.” The problems were reportedly compounded by a backlog of planes waiting for gates to open to offload passengers, travellers waiting hours to collect their luggage and long lineups snaking through the Pearson terminals. Robert Palmer, spokesman for WestJet, said the company’s planes couldn’t take off Monday night, creating a bottleneck at the gates. “As soon as a gate became available, we would push a plane to that gate, we would let the people off. We did not take their baggage off because that would’ve taken extra time and meanwhile there was a lineup of people in planes waiting to get off the plane,” he said. Palmer said he suspects many other airlines faced the same hurdles and handled them the same way. Jeff Cooper faced multiple rounds of delays getting home from Barbados. He spent


Passengers line up during flight delays and cancellations due to extreme cold weather at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Tuesday. hours waiting for his delayed flight to take off from Miami, Fla., where he was on a layover, then faced even worse delays once his flight got to Pearson. Cooper landed at about 11 p.m. Monday and his plane had to wait on the tarmac for about four hours. He finally disembarked around 3 a.m., but didn’t get his luggage until more than seven hours after that. Though clearly due to an “act of God,” the experience was “frustrating for everyone,” said Cooper, who often travels for work.

“Canadians are pretty cool about everything and they’re very patient,” he said. “It was more just frustration.” But not everyone took the delays in stride. Peel regional police said five extra officers were called to the airport around 5:25 a.m. to deal with a group of about 300 people at a luggage carousel in Terminal 3. “(They) were getting very frustrated and irate, because there was a ground freeze and they weren’t getting their baggage,” said Const. Lilly Fitzpatrick.

Protesters follow PM on Vancouver Island visit BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MILL BAY — Prime Minister Stephen Harper hiked a historic trail Tuesday with about 50 Scouts from Vancouver Island, but the serenity of his peaceful morning stroll along the rain-soaked Trans-Canada Trail didn’t last long. Harper was met later in the day in Mill Bay, B.C., by about 100 chanting, placardcarrying protesters who stood across the road leading to Brentwood College School, where the prime minister was set to speak to Conservative Party supporters. Several protesters jawed about public and private property rights with RCMP officers who formed a line nearby. Others carried homemade placards displaying their opposition to the federal government’s position on climate change or the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, which would bring Alberta oil products to British Columbia’s North Coast for export to Asia by tanker. Many chanted, “Hey-ho, Harper’s got to go.” Some of the placards stated, “B.C.’s Not a Carbon Producer,” “Stop Harper,” “Hands Off Our Wilderness, Oceans, Rivers and Scientists.” It’s the second time protesters have dis-

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rupted Harper’s plans on his swing through the province. Two climate-change activists made it to the same stage as Harper during a question-and-answer event for a business crowd at a Vancouver hotel on Monday. Vancouver police have announced the pair won’t face charges, though questions are being asked about how the protesters could have come within an arm’s reach of the prime minister during the Vancouver Board of Trade event. Sgt. Randy Fincham said Vancouver police have consulted with the RCMP and determined criminal charges would not be appropriate. The Prime Minister’s Office and the RCMP have declined to discuss the specifics of what happened, though the Mounties are reviewing the incident Protester David Trudel of Victoria said he came out to Mill Bay Tuesday to deliver a message to Harper that the government can’t run roughshod over the rights of Canadians. “I think yesterday’s event in Vancouver made it clear that Stephen Harper is dismissive of this whole movement of people who are concerned, really concerned about the land, the water, environmental protections that have been

stripped away by the Harper government,” he said. Harper did not mention the protesters or Monday’s security incident during his speech to party faithful Tuesday. More than 400 people crowded into the school auditorium to hear Harper say he will defend his majority government’s record of economic, social and international achievements during the 2015 federal election campaign. Harper took shots at the Opposition New Democrats and the federal Liberals led by Justin Trudeau. “This country, Canada, is in a stronger position in the world economy today than it has ever been in its history,” he said. “With the NDP and the Liberals, what you see is what you get: dangerous ideas on the one hand, vacuous ideas on the other.” Harper said his walk along the TransCanada Trail with his wife, Laureen, and the Scouts was designed to send a message that Canadians need to complete the cross-country trail in time for the nation’s 150-year birthday in 2017.





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Home sales have strong year MLS, RESALE HOME SALES AND PRICES CLIMBED IN 2013 BY ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer’s residential resale market posted a strong year in 2013, with home sales numbering 1,830, up 7.2 per cent from 1,707 in 2012. In the outlying area serviced by the Central Alberta Realtors Association, the improvement was more modest, edging up 0.8 per cent to 2,472

from 2,453. In 2012, the year-over-year growth in Multiple Listing Service sales was 9.4 per cent in Red Deer and 11.2 per cent outside the city. Average home prices also continued to climb in both markets in 2013. In Red Deer the figure was $321,985, up from $310,722 in 2012 and $287,022 in 2011. In the surrounding region,

the average price last year was $268,354, as compared with $262,007 in 2012 and $233,814 in 2011. The number of new residential listings in Red Deer processed by the Central Alberta Realtors Association last year totalled 2,738, up 5.2 per cent from 2,603 the previous year. Outside the city, new listings fell 10.6 per cent in 2013, to 4,580 from 5,124.

Despite Red Deer’s more robust market last year, the final month of 2013 produced 13.3 per cent fewer MLS sales than in the same period a year earlier — slipping to 72 from 83. Outside the city, MLS sales in December totalled 97, a 22.8 per cent jump from 798 the previous year. The average price of Red Deer homes sold through the MLS system last month was

$303,515, as compared with $283,381 in December 2012. Elsewhere in the region, the average price dipped to $246,627 from $261,894. The Central Alberta Realtors Association has cautioned that average prices are not a good indicator of market trends, because the types and locations of properties sold from period to period can vary.


Business leaders appointed BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Twelve business leaders have been appointed to the Alberta Economic Development Authority Board. Premier Alison Redford says board members have international expertise in the financial, energy, agriculture and technology industries. The authority was improved during the 2013 fall session of the legislature, when the Alberta Economic Development Authority Amendment Act was passed. The new Act restructures the governance of authority and integrates the work of the Alberta Competitiveness Council. The appointees receive no remuneration other than reimbursement of travel expenses. Redford says in a new release that the smaller board “will sharpen its mandate and focus on the priorities of diversifying Alberta’s economy and expanding our markets.” “The quality of life of Albertans depends on the decisions government makes now. Many of those decisions will be strengthened with AEDA’s advice. Together we can lead responsible change and reshape Alberta for a more competitive world.” The 12 are: Barry Heck, president and chief executive officer of WinSport; Andy Calitz, vice-president for Liquefied Natural Gas of Shell Canada; James Carter, former president of Syncrude Canada; Dr. David Chalack, a veterinarian and international sales manager for AltaGenetics; Marc de La Bruyere, principal and chairman of Maclab Enterprises; David Hardy, president of Franvest Capital Partners; Brian Heald, managing director private wealth management, CIBC; Todd Hirsch, chief economist of ATB Financial; Yasmin Jivraj, president and co-owner of Acrodex; Brenda Kenny, CEO of Canadian Energy Pipeline Association; Nancy Foster, senior vicepresident of human and corporate resources with Husky Energy; and Brad Sparrow, president of Eden Textiles.


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Matthew Dahrouge, left, and Lance Foss with a float chamber in their Kentwood home. The two men plan to open a float studio called The Float Shack in Cronquist Business Park.

Prepare to drift away stress at The Float Shack FLOTATION STUDIO HAS SOUND-PROOF, LIGHT-PROOF TANK CONTAINING BODY-TEMPERATURE SALT WATER BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Lance Foss and Matthew Dahrouge think they’re riding the leading edge of a wave. The Red Deer men are preparing to open a flotation studio, where customers will be able to bob away their stresses in a soundproof, light-proof tank containing body-temperature salt water. “There’s roughly a thousand pounds of Epsom salt saturating 11 inches of water, which is heated to skin receptor neutral at 93.5 degrees Fahrenheit,” said Foss. “When you’re actually floating, after about five or 10 minutes it’s hard to tell which part of your body is in the water and which part of your body is out of the water. “It’s almost elimination of your sensory input.” The result, he said, is a relaxed state that brings with it health benefits. “It lowers blood pressure, it improves circulation, it’s amazing for

stress release — people often use it for meditation. You fall into a beta brainwave, which is a slower, more creative brainwave — often like a dream state.” Foss and Dahrouge already have two float chambers, which they plan to set up with three others in 2,500 square feet of commercial space in Cronquist Business Park. Slated to operate as The Float Shack, it’s expected to open in mid-March. Each chamber will be in its own private room, where users will undress and shower before climbing in for a 60- or 90-minute session. Gentle music will signal the end of their time, after which customers will be able to settle into a soft chair in a relaxation room equipped with an oxygen bar. “Just an environment where someone can come and relax after their float,” said Foss. “If they want to write or read, they’re more than welcome to stay as long as they want.” Foss and Dahrouge are getting

an enthusiastic response on The Float Shack’s Facebook page. With only one other flotation tank that they’re aware of in the region — in Calgary — the business partners are optimistic they’ll draw customers from a broad area. They say float studios are quickly growing in popularity. “There are about 15 opening in Canada this year,” said Foss, adding that the San Diego manufacturer where they sourced their float chambers is enjoying its busiest period in 30 years. An oilfield mechanic, Foss got his first taste of flotation therapy in Vancouver a year ago. “I got out of the float box for the first time, and I wanted everyone I know to experience it.” Since then, he and Dahrouge — who also worked in the oilpatch — have been focused on bringing flotation therapy to their home city. “This has been our life for the last year,” said Foss. “It’s been day and night thinking about floating.”

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Bruin, the new mascot of Bruin’s Plumbing and Heating Ltd., poses with Red Deer Rebels mascot Woolly Bully during the Rebels hockey game at the Centrium on Sunday. It was the first public appearance for Bruin, whose likeness is based on the Bruin’s Plumbing and Heating logo adopted by the Red Deer company nearly 50 years ago. It was designed by Riea Bruin, who founded Bruin’s Plumbing and Heating with her husband Cor Bruin.

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Economic forecasts continue to be an ongoing topic of conversation with business acquaintances and clients. No question that the past couple of years have been getting better for most businesses. There are signs of continued improvement for 2014. Every business owner should do their own personal annual review in order to plan the upcoming year. What goals didn’t you accomplish last year that you need to this year? Determine what the priorities are for your business in the upcoming year. Write down what you want to accomplish in order to take the next step to ensure your long-term vision. Review your vision and mission statements to ensure they are relevant.

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Review what makes your business unique. If you do not offer something unique, why would anyone buy from you? Hiring new staff In Central Alberta, the unemployment rate is at or below 4.5 per cent. This means great team members are going to be much harder to find. Make sure you know exactly the type of person you are looking for. Write down at least 10 attributes a person should have for that specific position. Don’t rush through the recruitment process. You may be under pressure, busting at the seams with work; or the last person that moved on left a hole in your operations with no one able to fill it. Too often, the temptation is to just take anyone with a pulse

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with resource giant Alcoa leading off. Investors hope earnings will help justify the sharp, 30 per cent run-up in the S&P 500 last year. But there has been a steady drip of revised expectations recently. Earnings from S&P 500 companies are expected to have risen 6.3 per cent in the fourth quarter. That’s slower than the 9.3 per cent growth analysts expected at the end of September, according to FactSet. That would follow third-quarter profit growth of $39.2 billion, compared with a gain of $66.8 billion in the second quarter. The tech sector led TSX advancers, up 1.5 per cent with BlackBerry (TSX:BB) registering a solid gain for a second day, up 63 cents to $9.14 after CEO John Chen told Bloomberg TV that the smartphone maker plans to re-focus on keyboard-equipped phones. Chen said the company’s phones will ”predominantly” have physical keyboards in the future, rather than touch screens. Celestica (TSX:CLS) gained 16 cents to $11.45. The energy sector rose 1.13 per cent as the February crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose 24 cents to US$93.67 a barrel. Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) gained 59 cents to C$37.17 while Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) advanced 60 cents to $46.58. The consumer discretionary group was up 0.76 per cent thanks largely to gains in auto parts manufacturers. Magna International (TSX:MG) improved by $1.86 to $87.31 and Martinrea International (TSX:MG) climbed 10 cents to $8.08. March copper was unchanged at US$3.36 a pound and the base metals sector was flat as HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) gained 15 cents to C$8.61. The gold sector moved into positive ground, up about 0.7 per cent with February bullion off $8.40 at US$1,229.60 an ounce. Goldcorp (TSX:G) added 22 cents to C$24.12. In other corporate news, shares in Valeant (TSX:VRX) jumped $15.04 or 12.53 per cent to $135.03 after the pharmaceutical company said Tuesday that it expects revenue of between $8.2 billion to $8.6 billion for fiscal 2014, an increase of 40 per cent, and cash earnings between US$8.25 and US$8.75 per share. It adds it will continue to look for a big acquisition or a merger of equals.

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market snapped a three-session losing run to close higher Tuesday amid a heavy slate of economic data coming out this week and hopes for strong fourth-quarter earnings. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 101.39 points to 13,596.93. The Canadian dollar tumbled 1.05 cents to 92.83 cents US, its lowest close since Novembe, 2009, with the currency weakening amid data showing a growing trade deficit in November even as the greenback gained ground amid strong U.S. trade data. Statistics Canada said the country’s trade deficit went from $908 million in October to $940 million in November as merchandise imports edged up 0.1 per cent while exports were unchanged. Meanwhile, the U.S. trade deficit fell in November to its lowest level in four years as gains in energy production and stronger sales of Americanmade airplanes, autos and machinery lifted exports to an all-time high. The trade gap dropped 12.9 per cent to US$34.3 billion in November as exports rose 0.9 per cent, aided by a 5.6 per cent rise in petroleum exports. Imports dropped 1.4 per cent. U.S. markets have had a negative start so far in 2014, but indexes closed firmly in positive territory Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrials jumped 105.84 points to 16,530.94, the Nasdaq ran ahead 39.5 points to 4,153.18 and the S&P 500 gained 11.11 points to 1,837.88. The most closely watched economic report of the week will come on Friday. Economists forecast that about 195,000 jobs were created in the United States in December. The reading will help the Federal Reserve determine how quickly it withdraws from a key stimulus program, its US$85 billion of monthly bond purchases. The central bank said last month it would taper those purchases by $10 billion starting this month. The greenback also strengthened a day before the release of the minutes from the Fed meeting last month. Analysts suggest that the dollar could rally if the minutes showed strong support by the Fed at the end of last year to start tapering. Likewise, lukewarm support for tapering could push the U.S. currency lower. Thursday marks the start of what will be a flood of fourth-quarter corporate earnings over the next few weeks

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GUIDELINES: Follow up orientation with mentorship If there are no clear guidelines, it’s that much harder to do the job correctly and to meet expectations. Make sure you have a meaningful orientation process followed by some form of mentorship to enable the new team member to acclimatize and contribute to their new environment. Building your client base Rate your clients A, B, C and D. Fire your D clients, the ones that chronically pay 60 to 90 days late and the “whiners” that take an extraordinary amount of staff time. Every time my clients have fired their D clients the void has been filled very quickly with better clients. Getting rid of D clients helps to retain staff, drive costs down and allows more attention to be paid to A and B clients. I recommend that every business owner read Raving Fans. This excellent book gives you insight not only on

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at world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 13,596.93 up 101.39 points TSX Venture Exchange — 949.83 up 3.78 points TSX 60 — 780.11 up 6.16 points Dow — 16,530.94 up 105.84 points S&P 500 — 1,837.88 up 11.11 points Nasdaq — 4,153.18 up 39.50 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 92.83 cents US, down 1.05 cents Pound — C$1.7668, up 1.96 cents Euro — C$1.4667, up 1.48 cents Euro — US$1.3616, down 0.14 of a cent Oil futures: US$93.67 per barrel, up 24 cents (February contract) Gold futures: US$1,229.60 per oz., down $8.40 (February contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $21.933 oz., down 50 cents $705.15 kg, down $16.07 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Tuesay at 949.83, up 3.78 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 132.97 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices: Canola: Jan. ’14 $5.10 lower $428.10; March ’14 $5.10 lower $437.00; May ’14 $4.90 lower $445.80; July ’14 $4.80 lower $453.80; Nov. ’14 $4.80 lower $467.00; Jan ’15 $5.20 lower $472.00; March ’15 $5.50 lower $476.60; May ’15 $5.80 lower $479.60; July ’15 $5.80 lower $480.40; Nov ’15 $5.80 lower $476.60; Jan. ’16 $5.80 lower $476.60. Barley (Western): March ’14 unchanged $146.00; May ’14 unchanged $148.00; July ’14 unchanged $148.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $148.00; Dec. ’14 unchanged $148.00; March ’15 unchanged $148.00; May ’15 unchanged $148.00; July ’15 unchanged $148.00; Oct. ’15 unchanged $148.00; Dec. ’15 unchanged $148.00; March ’16 unchanged $148.00. Tuesday’s estimated volume of trade: 134,440 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 134,440.

how to keep the clients you have, but to make them raving fans of your business — the A clients that promote your business for you. Learn about the loyalty ladder and how to move your clients up the ladder until they become raving fans’. Learn how to attract new clients using strategies such as strategic alliances, host beneficiaries and referral programs. Plan to test and measure what works, repeating what does and stopping what doesn’t. Take this information and create SMART — specific, measured, achievable, reasonable, time-oriented — goals for each area. You must include the activities you need to complete in order to meet each goal. Assign activities to the appropriate people, including you. Each activity should be scheduled by the person responsible. Completed activities add up to completed goals. Completing and adhering to a 90day plan takes practice and discipline. If the goals are unrealistic, or not well thought out, the plans will ultimately fail. When we achieve the goals we set, we increase our trust and confidence to make and keep commitments to ourselves and others. Remember 98 per cent of the wealth is controlled by the three per cent who have written goals that they follow.

BoC governor Poloz sees long-term rates rising BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz has cited “underperforming” inflation and a slow rebound in exports among his major concerns for the economy. “I would say I’m most worried about inflation and how it’s underperforming all of our models,” Poloz said in an interview aired Tuesday on CBC’s The Lang and O’Leary Exchange. “It’s a difficult one to explain right now and that always makes you worried,” said Poloz, who added that the prospect of deflation in Canada was “very unlikely” but something the bank was watching since inflation has remained so much below its target of two per cent. Poloz said he expects long-term interest rates to rise in response to tapering by the U.S. Federal Reserve. The U.S. central bank has already decided to reduce its $85 billion a month of bond purchases by $10 billion and says it will monitor economic conditions, particularly U.S. employment, in making further decisions. Poloz says Fed tapering will inevitably put pressure on Canadian bond

yields, likely leading to an increase in long-term fixed mortgage rates even if the Bank of Canada does not increase its benchmark rate. However, that should not greatly hurt the Canadian economy since the housing market already appears to be heading for a soft landing, he said. Meanwhile, Poloz did not appear in any hurry to raise the Bank of Canada’s trend-setting rate and denied when asked whether he was under international pressure to raise rates. “No, I wouldn’t use the term pressure,” he said, “but I think there may be, in the context of firming global economies, especially the U.S. we would expect to see some upward pressure on market interest rates, long-term rates in particular, which of course is where the quantitative easing had its primary effect.” Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, whose department works closely with the central bank, suggested in a recent interview that there would be such pressure as a result of Fed tapering. “And the OECD and the IMF have both said to Canada (that) we ought to let our interest rates go up a bit,” Flaherty said on CTV’s Question Period.

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Canyon Services Group. 12.22 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 30.01 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.850 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 18.79 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.91 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . 101.07 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 50.20 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.68 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 33.47 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 46.58 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.67 Penn West Energy . . . . . . 9.35 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.435 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 9.84 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 37.17 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.45 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.10 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 9.62 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 62.40

Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 70.94 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 64.48 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88.43 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 38.92 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.55 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 31.51 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 55.18 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 68.50 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 20.85 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 87.03 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.55 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 70.97 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 36.62 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97.91

Sears hits back at Canada Goose lawsuit BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Canada Goose is trying to “bully” Sears Canada Inc. (TSX:SCC) and other retailers through litigation, Sears is alleging in court documents as it hits back at a trademark infringement lawsuit. The parka maker’s real motive is to curtail the sales of lower-priced winter jackets so Canada Goose can keep selling its products “at a huge mark up,” Sears alleges. Canada Goose alleges in a lawsuit filed late last year that Sears is selling knock-offs of its highly distinctive coats. The department store has now filed its statement of defence in Federal Court and is taking direct aim not just at this particular lawsuit, but what the retailer calls Canada Goose’s “campaign of intimidation.” Canada Goose is trying to claim the exclusive right to sell any winter coat with a fur collar “of any sort” or with a circular logo on its sleeve, Sears alleges in its statement of defence. “Canada Goose is simply attempting to bully Sears and others through demands, unfounded litigation, statements in the press and the like, into ceasing activities that Canada Goose knows do not cause confusion or any harm to it,” Sears alleges. “The real purpose of Canada Goose’s campaign of intimidation is to attempt to prevent or lessen sales in

the marketplace of less expensive winter preserve its temporary ability to sell its garments at a huge mark up to the public.” Neither Sears’ nor Canada Goose’s allegations have been proven in court. Canada Goose alleges that Sears is intentionally trying to mislead consumers into believing they’re buying a “lower-end” Canada Goose jacket, the parka maker alleges in its lawsuit. In its statement of defence, Sears says no consumer could confuse a Canada Goose jacket with Sears’ Alpinetek coats. Sears has held a trademark for the Alpinetek logo since 1998, Sears wrote in its defence. Canada Goose has no exclusive rights to a circular logo positioned on the upper sleeve of a winter jacket, Sears alleges, saying it is commonplace for coats. Canada Goose’s rights, if any, are to the name and mark Canada Goose and not in such features as a circular logo and fur trim, Sears alleges. Canada Goose has previously sued International Clothiers Inc., alleging it intentionally designed a logo and positioned it on jackets to mimic the Canada Goose Arctic Program design trademark. The lawsuit was later settled on undisclosed terms. Canada Goose bills itself in the lawsuit as a “Canadian success story,” as its jackets have become very wellknown in Canada and abroad.

Saputo bid gets boost from Australian regulator THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — Saputo’s bid to acquire Australia’s oldest dairy processor got a boost Tuesday when a Australian competition agency reiterated its concerns about a rival offer from Murray Goulburn. In a 76-paged issues paper made public on Tuesday, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission challenged some of Murray Goulburn’s assertions that there wouldn’t be a negative impact if it acquired Warrnambool Butter & Cheese. ”The ACCC considers that a there is potential for the proposed acquisition to have the effect of lessening competition

in the acquisition of raw milk,” said the report, which had parts blacked out. The commission also questioned whether there would be a positive impact on the volume or value of Australian dairy exports if Murray Goulburn acquired control of Warrnambool. The agency made similar comments when Murray Goulburn tried to acquire Warrnambool in 2010. The commission is assisting the Australian Competition Tribunal, which is set to begin hearings on Murray Goulburn’s bid on Feb. 10. The tribunal could rule by the end of February or take until the end of May to decide.

Murray Goulburn’s offer is conditional on receiving the tribunal’s approval along with it obtaining more than half of Warrnambool’s shares. The co-operative wants the tribunal to determine that the merger of Australia’s first and fourth-largest dairy processors would be a “public benefit” to the country by significantly enhancing the company’s international competitiveness. It claims the transaction will result in “substantial” cost savings and efficiency gains without “any meaningful lessening of competition in the market for the acquisition of raw milk or other detriments.”

Automakers, BlackBerry’s QNX work on synthetic engine sounds BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — For car lovers, there is just something about a revving engine that gets the blood moving faster. Now automakers can capitalize on that feeling by teaming with a division of BlackBerry that is developing a way to replicate the sound of yesteryear’s driving experience, even as cars become quieter and more fuel efficient. QNX Software Systems — acquired by BlackBerry (TSX:BB) nearly four years ago — debuted a couple of concept cars on Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. One is a modified Kia Soul hatchback that showcases a new technology called “engine sound enhancement.” In its most basic form, it’s a soundtrack that simulates the engine both inside the car and for people on the outside through speakers. QNX is also displaying a modified Mercedes CLA45 that has an “infotainment” system built into the dashboard. The technology utilizes speech recognition and supports applications on


the Android Jellybean operating system. QNX sales and marketing vice-president Derek Kuhn said the sound simulator in the Kia is aimed at drivers who want a car that is better for the environment but still maintains a sporty feel. In electric cars, the sound can also help prevent accidents with pedestrians who don’t hear the engine. The technology is an answer to the requests from vehicle manufacturers who have managed to lighten the weight of their models over the years by removing insulation and other parts that have grown to be unnecessary. “Unfortunately when you take insulation out ... it starts to add strange noises that you’ve never really heard before in cars,” Kuhn said in a phone interview from Vegas. “Adding a very careful soundtrack to how you develop that emotion within the cabin is important.” For automakers, it’s crucial to get a vehicle’s sound right, Kuhn said. If a car doesn’t make the right noises, then often drivers will think something is wrong with it.


B3 Canada’s roster set for Sochi WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8, 2014

DECISION FOR FINAL ROSTER CAME DOWN TO THE WIRE FOR YZERMAN AND STAFF BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — For more than four months, Team Canada’s management staff anguished over these decisions. Still, it took until 11 p.m. Tuesday — 10 hours before the team was to be unveiled — for executive director Steve Yzerman and his staff to come up with a final 25-man roster for the Sochi Olympics. “We had gone out last night for dinner and came back. We were down to a couple of names and it was a real strong, healthy debate,” St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said. “At some point we had to stop at 25. When we got to that last name, we shook hands and said we’re excited about this team.” With another gold medal the only measure of success, Yzerman, Armstrong and the rest of the management team read off names one by one, listing the group they hope will get the job done. Chris Kunitz, Patrick Marleau and Jeff Carter had their names called, while Claude Giroux, Logan Couture, Martin St. Louis and many others got phone calls from the staff delivering the bad news. “The calls this morning to the guys that weren’t making it, those are real difficult calls,” Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said at Tuesday’s news conference. “It kind of leaves an empty feeling in your stomach.” As difficult as those decisions and conversations were, they were necessary. In the final analysis, Canada chose to put together a team of “different dimensions,” in the words of Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland. Kunitz brings natural chemistry with Sidney Crosby, Marleau a mix of speed and scoring and Carter a nose for the net. By the time the management team — made up of Yzerman, Holland, Chiarelli, Armstrong, Kevin Lowe, Hockey Canada executive Brad Pascall and coach Mike Babcock — got down to the final meeting, there was a general consensus on all three goaltenders, seven defencemen and 11 or 12 forwards. Then it got down to brass tacks. “The decisions, the latenight wrangling, it’s like you go over things four, five, six, seven times,” Chiarelli said. “Is this the right reason? Is this the right guy? What’s the right reason? We talked about


Team Canada Olympic hockey team Executive Director Steve Yzerman and head coach Mike Babcock, right, speak following the announcement of the team roster in Toronto, Tuesday. four or five guys at the end, and you have second thoughts, and you just got to be firm on what you believe and the fit.” Whether Yzerman wanted to acknowledge it publicly or not, Kunitz ultimately fit because of his production alongside Crosby, to the tune of 23 goals and 24 assists this season. Yzerman pointed to Kunitz winning the 2009 Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins and his 2008 world championship appearance for Canada, but this was always about Crosby. “A lot of people have asked me, ’Is Kunitz being helped by Sidney Crosby?”’ Yzerman said. “They help each other. He’s a tremendous player and ultimately, we asked ourselves, ’Does he belong on this team?’ And the answer is ’Yes.’ ” The same went for Marleau, one of 11 returning players from the team that won gold at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver who fits as a natural left-winger. Carter, the last cut four years ago when Canada was waiting on Ryan Getzlaf’s injury status, also earned a

spot based on a need for pure goal-scorers. With only 25 spots to fill, that meant saying no to a few players who were either considered locks at some point in the process or seemingly played too well to keep from going to Sochi. A reported hand injury couldn’t have helped Couture’s chances, though his not being named just in case speaks to Canada’s desire to go in another direction. A slow start hurt Giroux’s chances, and though Yzerman said there would be no hard feelings for him not attending Olympic orientation camp, that did not reflect well. Three Vancouver Olympians who still warranted serious discussion didn’t get to come back: Eric Staal, Joe Thornton and Mike Richards. Staal struggled early and suffered a lower-body injury last week. Thornton’s 48 points weren’t enough to offset his inability to play wing on the bigger, international-sized ice surface.

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Several notable players left off Team Canada’s roster TORONTO — When Team Canada announced its 25man roster for the Sochi Olympics, a handful of notable players didn’t make the cut. Here’s a look at some of those players: MARTIN ST. LOUIS At 37 years old, St. Louis didn’t fit in with what general manager Steve Yzerman called “a transition to a much younger group.” St. Louis was left off the 2010 gold-medal team, but this one stung more for Yzerman because he’s now the GM with St. Louis’ team, the Tampa Bay Lightning. CLAUDE GIROUX The Flyers captain got caught up in a numbers game when it came to natural centres for Team Canada. Giroux, who had 12 goals and 19 assists in his past 27 games, could be an injury replacement if Steven Stamkos is un-

able to play. LOGAN COUTURE Couture having surgery to repair what the Sharks called only an upper-body injury — reportedly his hand — could have cost the dynamic playmaker a spot in Sochi as he’s set to be out three-to-four weeks. Team Canada wanted natural wingers, too, so San Jose teammate Patrick Marleau might have benefited. ERIC STAAL Like Couture, Staal was injured recently, though his lower-body ailment wouldn’t have affected his time at the Olympics. Instead, the big centre who was on the 2010 team has a slow start to the NHL season and Canada’s depth down the middle to blame for not making it. JOE THORNTON With Canada stacked at centre, there was no room for the 34-year-old Thornton despite being tied for fourth in the league in points with 48. Thornton’s inability to move to wing hurt him, as did the bigger, international-sized ice surface.

Rebels not looking to make Rebels drop opener splash at trade deadline of road trip

SUTTER SATISFIED WITH FORWARDS BUT KEEPING OPTIONS OPEN FOR HELP ON DEFENCE BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Unless the Red Deer Rebels can bolster their back end, look for GM/head coach Brent Sutter to stand pat at Friday’s Western Hockey League trade deadline. While Sutter feels his defensive corps could use a boost, he’s more than satisfied with what he has up front. “We’re happy with our forward group,” he said Tuesday, after reassigning winger Christian Stockl to the Virden Oil Capitals of the MJHL. “We could still have 15 forwards here with all of them capable of playing in the league.” Sutter, who returned to Red Deer Monday after coaching Team Canada in the world junior championship, will stay in his office this week to pursue possible trades while his team is on the road. “Shaun (assistant GM/director of player personnel Sutter) was here a lot when I was gone,” said the Rebels boss. “He was working the phones.” Sutter suggested that affiliate player Scott Feser, who has been impressive of late, will stay with the club for at least the time being. “We’re leaning towards keeping him, but that will mean there will be three decent forwards sitting out every night,” he said. “But

that’s good because there’s competition and it doesn’t matter the age of the player . . . if someone isn’t playing well he’s going to sit out. “That being said, we’re still looking at improving our back end if we can, but then every other team is trying to do the same thing.” Sutter dismissed rumours that 20-year-old import Patrik Bartosak — the reigning Canadian Hockey League goaltender of the year — will be moved, especially with the Rebels still comfortably in the running for a playoff berth. “We’re not doing that,” he said, in reference to the possibility of trading Bartosak. “We’re going to push right through with the team we have, and with our forward group we feel we can roll four good lines a night when we’re healthy. And the great thing about it is we’re only


going to lose three or four of them next year. “My mindset through all of this is that this team has played really well. We’re 6-2 since I left (for the world juniors) and I give them full marks because they’ve done that with a very thin lineup due to injuries. Our goal is to push and get into the playoffs and it’s right there for us. “I’m not going to blow this team up because we have too many good players to do that. With keeping Patty, it allows (rookie goalie Taz) Burman to develop the right way and gives us a very good goaltender for the rest of the year. But if I can add one more defenceman, I will look at it.” ● Former Rebels defenceman Matt Dumba has been assigned to the Portland Winterhawks by the Minnesota Wild. As a result, the Rebels will get the ‘Hawks’ second-round pick in the next three WHL bantam drafts, after already securing forward Presten Kopeck in last month’s deal with Portland. ● Stockl was reassigned to Virden of the MJHL after missing much of the last two months with a concussion. “He’s been cleared for contact in practice and after missing so much time here and us having 15 forwards, for his development we thought it would be best to get him to a team where he can play more,” said Sutter.

Greg Meachem, Sports Editor, 403-314-4363 E-mail


Wheat Kings 5 Rebels 2 BRANDON — The Red Deer Rebels fell apart defensively in the third period of Tuesday’s Western Hockey League encounter with the Brandon Wheat Kings and the end result was predictable. “We didn’t defend very well in our own zone in the third,” said Rebels associate coach Jeff Truitt, following a 5-2 loss before 3,113 fans at Westman Place. The Rebels were right in the thick of things, tied at two after 40 minutes. Then came the fatal final frame. “We fought back to 2-2 and then didn’t defend very well at all,” said Truitt. “We gave up a lot of chances and just didn’t finish things off. “We have to be harder defensively and limit teams to fewer goals than what we gave up here tonight. Five goals against is too many in this league.” The Wheat Kings opened the scoring midway through the first period on Quintin Lisoway’s third goal of the season and upped the count to 2-0 when Richard Nejezchleb potted his 23rd — unassisted — 12:48 into the middle frame. The Rebels battled back with Evan Polei’s fourth of the season at 15:23 of the second period and Grayson Pawlenchuk sniped a power-play goal — his sixth of the campaign — two minutes later to pull the visitors even. The hosts, however, took a permanent lead when former Rebel Chad Robinson connected at 4:30 of the third period and pulled away on additional goals from Tyler Coulter and Colton Waltz. Patrik Bartosak made 35 saves for the Rebels, while Wheat Kings netminder Jordan Papirny stopped 29 shots. The Rebels were one-for-one on the power play, with the Wheat Kings going zero-for-four with a man advantage.

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WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE EAST DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF Swift Current 43 22 15 1 5 145 Brandon 42 22 16 4 0 159 Regina 42 20 17 3 2 138 Prince Albert 41 21 18 2 0 142 Moose Jaw 43 13 24 3 3 115 Saskatoon 44 12 28 1 3 128 CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF Calgary 41 28 8 2 3 156 Edmonton 39 26 12 0 1 151 Medicine Hat 41 24 14 3 0 138 Kootenay 43 21 19 2 1 125 Red Deer 41 20 19 0 2 123 Lethbridge 43 8 30 2 3 112

GA 128 154 159 137 164 177

Pt 50 48 45 44 32 28

GA 104 102 117 129 126 193

Pt 61 53 51 45 42 21

WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Pt Kelowna 39 33 4 0 2 171 95 68 Victoria 44 28 14 0 2 134 106 58 Vancouver 43 21 15 5 2 143 143 49 Prince George 43 16 22 2 3 134 171 37 Kamloops 42 10 28 2 2 108 171 24 U.S. DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Pt Portland 41 25 12 2 2 180 144 54 Spokane 40 25 13 0 2 146 118 52 Everett 41 23 12 5 1 125 109 52 Seattle 42 23 14 2 3 150 163 51 Tri-City 42 19 19 2 2 108 119 42 d-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top three positions per conference regardless of points; a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns Tuesday’s results Brandon 5 Red Deer 2 Calgary 4 Prince Albert 2 Medicine Hat 2 Saskatoon 1 Seattle 9, Prince George 7 Kamloops 1, Tri-City 2 Wednesday’s games Red Deer at Regina, 6 p.m. Calgary at Saskatoon, 6:05 p.m. Kelowna at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Kootenay at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Seattle at Prince George, 8 p.m. Portland at Everett, 8:05 p.m. Friday’s games Red Deer at Moose Jaw, 6 p.m. Calgary at Regina, 6 p.m. Saskatoon at Swift Current, 6 p.m. Prince Albert at Brandon, 6:30 p.m. Kelowna at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Kamloops at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Portland at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. Prince George at Vancouver, 8:30 p.m. Tri-City at Everett, 8:35 p.m.

2. Calgary, Chase 25 (Peterson, Helgesen) 9:37. 3. Prince Albert, Brooks 10 (Gardiner, Stewart) 17:44. Penalties — None. Second Period 4. Calgary, Babych 2 (Welykholowa, Lang) 3:09. 5. Calgary, Brassart 17 (Chase, Jones) 17:01. Penalties — Chase CAL (unsportsmanlike cnd.) 3:09, Hart P.A. (slashing) 3:09, Valcourt P.A. (unsportsmanlike cnd.) 3:09, Chase CAL (cross-checking) 10:38, Virtanen CAL (hooking) 13:50, Penner CAL (tripping) 17:27. Third Period 6. Calgary, Jones 10 (Virtanen) :41. Penalties — Peterson CAL (high-sticking) 12:29, Valcourt P.A. (tripping) 15:50, P.A. Bench (served by Leverton, too many men) 17:43. Shots on goal Calgary 7 10 9 — 26 Prince Albert 10 7 9 — 26 Goal — Calgary: Driedger (W, 18-7-2); Prince Albert: Cheveldave (L, 17-13-2). Power plays (goal-chances)Calgary: 0-3; Prince Albert: 0-4. National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Boston 43 28 13 2 58 Tampa Bay 43 26 13 4 56 Montreal 44 25 14 5 55 Detroit 43 19 14 10 48 Toronto 44 21 18 5 47 Ottawa 44 19 18 7 45 Florida 43 16 21 6 38 Buffalo 42 12 26 4 28 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts Pittsburgh 45 32 12 1 65 Philadelphia 43 22 17 4 48 Washington 42 20 16 6 46 Carolina 43 18 16 9 45 N.Y. Rangers 44 21 20 3 45 New Jersey 44 17 18 9 43 Columbus 43 19 20 4 42 N.Y. Islanders 45 16 22 7 39

GF 126 123 114 114 122 126 102 74

GA 94 102 103 121 132 141 136 118

GF 146 114 128 105 108 103 117 124

GA 109 118 128 124 119 113 126 149

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 45 29 7 9 67 167 124 St. Louis 42 30 7 5 65 155 97 Colorado 42 26 12 4 56 123 108 Minnesota 44 22 17 5 49 106 113 Dallas 42 20 15 7 47 123 131 Nashville 44 19 19 6 44 105 131 Winnipeg 46 19 22 5 43 125 139 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 45 32 8 5 69 151 113 San Jose 44 27 11 6 60 144 114 Los Angeles 43 26 13 4 56 113 89 Vancouver 45 23 14 8 54 121 112 Phoenix 42 21 12 9 51 129 127 Calgary 43 15 22 6 36 100 137 Edmonton 46 14 27 5 33 119 161 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Tuesday’s summaries Wheat Kings 5, Rebels 2 First Period 1. Brandon, Lisoway 3 (Waltz, Hawryluk) 10:16. Penalties — Dixon RD (slashing) 13:22, Gaudet RD (roughing) 15:09. Second Period 2. Brandon, Nejezchleb 23 (unassisted) 12:48. 3. Red Deer, Polei 4 (Chorney, Nell) 15:23. 4. Red Deer, Pawlenchuk 6 (Chorney, Johnson) 17:24 (pp). Penalties — Robinson Bra (elbowing) 17:15, Sutter RD (roughing) 19:09, Sutter RD (10-minute misconduct) 19:09, Hawryluk Bra (high-sticking) 19:09. Third Period 5. Brandon, Robinson 6 (Hunter, Roy) 4:30. 6. Brandon, Coulter 7 (Quenneville, Green) 10:55. 7. Brandon, Waltz 2 (Hawryluk, Lisoway) 16:02. Penalties — Bleackley RD (slashing) 4:55, Fafard RD (fighting) 8:00, Kitt Bra (fighting) 8:00, Johnson RD (roughing) 18:50. Shots on goal Red Deer 10 9 12 — 31 Brandon 18 10 12 — 40 Goal — Red Deer: Bartosak (L, 18-15-0); Brandon: Papirny (W, 15-8-3). Power plays (goal-chances)Red Deer: 1-1; Brandon: 0-4. Tigers 2, Blades 1 First Period 1. Medicine Hat, McVeigh 7 (Doty, Staples) 11:32. Penalties — Millette Sas (cross-checking) 14:35, Craig Sas (checking from behind) 17:12. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Koules MH (interference) 5:25, Koules MH (tripping) 9:07. Third Period 2. Saskatoon, Millette 9 (Hebig) 11:00. 3. Medicine Hat, Butcher 2 (Penner, Owre) 15:33. Penalties — Hebig Sas (holding) 2:48, Staples MH (delay of game) 7:46, Hnidy Sas (delay of game) 18:50. Shots on goal Saskatoon 6 4 9 — 19 Medicine Hat 15 10 13 — 38 Goal — Saskatoon: Trombley (L, 5-13-0); Medicine Hat: Wapple (W, 12-9-1). Power plays (goal-chances)Saskatoon: 0-3; Medicine Hat: 0-4. Hitmen 4, Raiders 2 First Period 1. Prince Albert, Andrlik 1 (Vanstone, Leverton) 2:57.

Monday’s Games Columbus 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, SO N.Y. Islanders 7, Dallas 3 Montreal 2, Florida 1 Calgary 4, Colorado 3 Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Islanders 5, Toronto 3 Philadelphia 3, New Jersey 2, OT Nashville 3, San Jose 2 Tampa Bay 4, Winnipeg 2 Phoenix 6, Calgary 0 St. Louis 5, Edmonton 2 Anaheim 5, Boston 2 Carolina at Buffalo, ppd., inclement weather Pittsburgh 5, Vancouver 4, SO Minnesota at Los Angeles, late Wednesday’s Games Montreal at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Chicago, 8 p.m. Ottawa at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s summaries Blues 5, Oilers 2 First Period 1. St. Louis, Stewart 14 (Roy, Leopold) 12:46 (pp). Penalties — Schultz Edm (tripping) 11:28, Petry Edm (delay of game) 18:55. Second Period 2. Edmonton, Yakupov 9 (Perron, Gagner) 1:36. 3. St. Louis, Lapierre 6 (Reaves, Pietrangelo) 2:18. 4. Edmonton, Arcobello 4 (Gazdic, Ference) 5:10. 5. St. Louis, Backes 17 (Pietrangelo) 10:56 (pp). 6. St. Louis, Tarasenko 14 (Leopold, Sobotka) 13:57. Penalties — Jones Edm (delay of game) 9:30. Third Period 7. St. Louis, Berglund 7 (Sobotka, Tarasenko) 19:27 (en). Penalties — None. Shots on goal St. Louis 14 10 6 — 30 Edmonton 7 8 3 — 18 Goal — St. Louis: Elliott (W, 13-1-2); Edmonton: Bryzgalov (L, 3-6-2). Power plays (goal-chances)St. Louis: 2-3; Edmonton: 0-0. Coyotes 6, Flames 0 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Schlemko Phx (hooking) 15:00. Second Period 1. Phoenix, Doan 13 (Boedker, Ribeiro) 2:07.

2. Phoenix, Hanzal 12 (Vrbata, Korpikoski) 3:43. 3. Phoenix, Boedker 13 (Ribeiro, Murphy) 12:40. Penalties — Stajan Cgy (face-off violation) 5:19, Schlemko Phx (tripping) 8:12, Colborne Cgy (tripping) 15:21. Third Period 4. Phoenix, Korpikoski 6 (Hanzal, Vrbata) 9:02. 5. Phoenix, Stone 8 (Korpikoski, Halpern) 15:36. 6. Phoenix, Klinkhammer 9 (Stone, Doan) 18:38 (pp). Penalties — McGrattan Cgy (misconduct) 15:26, Bissonnette Phx (misconduct) 15:26, Klesla Phx (fighting) 17:12, Galiardi Cgy (fighting) 17:12, Bouma Cgy (roughing) 17:51. Shots on goal Calgary 9 5 13 — 27 Phoenix 6 7 17 — 30 Goal — Calgary: Berra (L, 5-12-2); Phoenix: Greiss (W, 6-2-1). Power plays (goal-chances)Calgary: 0-2; Phoenix: 1-3. Lightning 4, Jets 2 First Period 1. Tampa Bay, Filppula 17 (Purcell, Killorn) 1:20. 2. Winnipeg, Jokinen 11 (Scheifele, Byfuglien) 16:43 (pp). Penalties — Stuart Wpg (fighting) 5:06, Malone TB (fighting) 5:06, Filppula TB (slashing) 16:17, Lindback TB (delay of game) 16:30, Wheeler Wpg (hooking) 17:34. Second Period 3. Winnipeg, Byfuglien 10 (Wheeler, Pavelec) 4:45 (pp). 4. Tampa Bay, Palat 8 (Kucherov, Killorn) 15:37. Penalties — Hedman TB (hooking) 3:31, Thorburn Wpg (fighting) 8:35, Crombeen TB (fighting) 8:35, Ladd Wpg (slashing) 10:17, Wheeler Wpg (roughing) 12:38, Gudas TB (roughing) 12:38, Wheeler Wpg (cross-checking) 12:38. Third Period 5. Tampa Bay, St. Louis 18 (Hedman, Purcell) 8:39 (pp). 6. Tampa Bay, St. Louis 19 (Carle) 19:33 (en). Penalties — Barberio TB (holding) 1:48, Enstrom Wpg (hooking) 5:22, Frolik Wpg (boarding) 7:48, Hedman TB (tripping) 15:27, Byfuglien Wpg (roughing) 16:19, Brewer TB (roughing) 16:19, Cote TB (roughing) 16:19, Kane Wpg (roughing) 16:19, Byfuglien Wpg (interference) 16:19, Kane Wpg (fighting) 19:40, Brewer TB (fighting) 19:40, Brewer TB (cross-checking) 19:40. Shots on goal Tampa Bay 5 12 16 — 33 Winnipeg 2 7 5 — 14 Goal — Tampa Bay: Lindback (W, 4-8-1); Winnipeg: Pavelec (L, 11-18-4). Power plays (goal-chances)Tampa Bay: 1-6; Winnipeg: 2-5. Islanders 5, Maple Leafs 3 First Period 1. Toronto, Bozak 6 (Ranger, van Riemsdyk) 5:05. 2. NY Islanders, Okposo 17 (Tavares, Hamonic) 19:16. Penalties — None. Second Period 3. NY Islanders, Grabner 6 (unassisted) 3:06. 4. Toronto, Raymond 12 (Gardiner, Kadri) 8:25 (pp). Penalties — De Haan NYI (tripping) 0:53, Hamonic NYI (hooking) 6:51, Tavares NYI (tripping) 13:22, Carkner NYI (hooking) 16:59. Third Period 5. NY Islanders, Nielsen 16 (Vanek, Tavares) 3:41 (pp). 6. NY Islanders, De Haan 1 (Hamonic, Tavares) 6:01. 7. Toronto, Lupul 13 (Kadri) 16:55. 8. NY Islanders, Clutterbuck 6 (Grabner) 19:51 (en). Penalties — Lupul Tor (goaltender interference) 2:33, Strait NYI (delay of game) 6:42. Shots on goal NY Islanders 11 8 6 — 25 Toronto 14 8 4 — 26 Goal — NY Islanders: Poulin (W, 7-12-0); Toronto: Bernier (L, 13-13-4). Power plays (goal-chances)NY Islanders: 1-1; Toronto: 1-5. Penguins 5, Canucks 4 (SO) First Period 1. Pittsburgh, Gibbons 2 (unassisted) 13:15. Penalties — Pyatt Pgh (interference) 10:35, Garrison Vcr (holding) 15:15. Second Period 2. Pittsburgh, Malkin 12 (Neal, Maatta) 5:25. 3. Vancouver, Garrison 5 (unassisted) 15:35. Penalties — Despres Pgh (tripping) 18:27. Third Period 4. Vancouver, Tanev 5 (Hamhuis, Kassian) 7:39. 5. Vancouver, Higgins 12 (Hansen, Weber) 13:07. 6. Vancouver, Kassian 8 (Higgins, Bieksa) 13:24. 7. Pittsburgh, Letang 7 (Jokinen, Crosby) 18:49. 8. Pittsburgh, Crosby 24 (Kunitz, Jokinen) 19:05. Penalties — Sestito Vcr (charging) 8:57. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shootout — Pittsburgh wins 1-0 Pittsburgh : Jokinen miss, Crosby goal. Vancouver : Kassian miss, Santorelli miss, Higgins miss. Shots on goal Pittsburgh 13 7 12 3 — 35 Vancouver 8 10 8 0 — 26 Goal — Pittsburgh: Fleury (W, 25-10-1); Vancouver: Lack (LO, 7-3-3). Power plays (goal-chances)Pittsburgh: 0-2; Vancouver: 0-2. NHL Scoring Leaders Sidney Crosby, Pgh Patrick Kane, Chi John Tavares, NYI Ryan Getzlaf, Ana

G 23 23 20 20

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Ovechkin to lead Russia on home soil BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

“Last time around (in 2010) was pretty disappointing. I think (we) still have memories from 2006,” Daniel Sedin said. “That should be our goal with this team. We have good some good forwards and then some really good young defencemen.”

Selanne to play in sixth Olympics for Finnish squad

MOSCOW — Washington Capitals right-winger Alex Ovechkin will lead Russia’s hockey team at the Sochi Olympics, as the host country looks to avoid a repeat of its poor performance at the 2010 Vancouver Games. Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings, Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nikolai Kulemin of the Toronto Maple Leafs were among 15 NHL players named Tuesday to Russia’s 25-man roster. Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche’s Semyon Varlamov and Alexander Yeryomenko of the KHL’s Dinamo Moscow will contend for the goaltender spot. Edmonton defenceman Anton Belov, Slava Voynov of the Los Angeles Kings and two Montreal Canadiens defencemen — Alexei Emelin and Andrei Markov — are also on the list, which includes former NHL players Alexander Radulov and Ilya Kovalchuk. Russia was knocked out in the quarterfinals in Vancouver in 2010.

HELSINKI, Finland — Finland veteran Teemu Selanne has been selected to play at his sixth Winter Olympics. The 43-year-old Anaheim Ducks player has twice been the top scorer at the Olympics and was chosen as the best player at the Turin Games in 2006. Another veteran, Saku Koivu, won’t be part of the team after telling Finland coach Erkka Westerlund that he doesn’t feel in good enough shape to play at the Olympics. His younger brother Mikku Koivu, was on the squad presented Tuesday, as was Minnesota Wild team mate Mikael Granlund. Kari Lehtonon of the Dallas Stars, Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins, and Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks will be Finland’s goaltenders in Sochi. Finland was the bronze medallist at the 2010 Olympics and silver medallist four years earlier.

Six Red Wings named to Sweden’s roster

Chara named captain for Slovakia’s Olympic team

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Sweden will go to the Sochi Olympics with a roster almost entirely made up of NHL players, including six from the Detroit Red Wings. Goalie Jonas Gustavsson, defenders Niklas Kronwall and Jonathan Ericsson, and forwards Johan Franzen, Daniel Alfredsson and Henrik Zetterberg lead the list. Sweden coach Per Marts also picked brothers Daniel and Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks, Niclas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals and Henrik Tallinder of the Buffalo Sabres.Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers will be competing in his third Olympics. Forward Jimmie Ericsson of Swedish Hockey League team Skelleftea was the only nonNHL player in the 25-man roster announced Tuesday. Sweden won the gold medal at the 2006 Olympics but was knocked out in the quarter-finals four years later in Vancouver.

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Boston Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara will captain Slovakia at the Sochi Games next month, hoping to improve on fourth place at the Vancouver Olympics. Other major Slovak stars, including Chicago Blackhawks forwards Michal Handzus and Marian Hossa and St. Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak are also on the 25-man squad that coach Vladimir Vujtek announced on Tuesday. Defencemen Lubomir Visnovsky of the New York Islanders and Michal Sersen of HC Slovan Bratislava together with forward Marian Gaborik of the Columbus Blue Jackets made the team although they are still injured. Slovakia starts the Olympic tournament on Feb. 13 against the United States before facing Slovenia and Russia in Group A. In Vancouver in 2010, Slovakia surprised by placing fourth, its highest finish in Olympic ice hockey.


● Curling: Alberta women’s championship, draws at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Sylvan Lake Curling Club. ● JV basketball: Innisfail at Hunting Hills, Lindsay Thurber at Lacombe, Notre Dame at Ponoka, Camrose at Stettler, Wetaskiwin at Rocky Mountain House; girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow. ● WHL: Red Deer at Regina, 6 p.m. (The Drive).


● Curling: Alberta women’s championship, draws at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Sylvan Lake Curling Club. ● College women’s hockey: SAIT at RDC, 7 p.m., Arena.


● Curling: Alberta women’s championship, draws at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Sylvan Lake Curling Club. ● Senior high basketball: Central Alberta Christian invitational tournament, 3:30 p.m. start. ● College basketball: Grande Prairie at RDC, women at 6 p.m., men to follow. ● WHL: Red Deer at Moose Jaw, 6 p.m. (The Drive). ● College hockey: NAIT at RDC, 7:15 p.m., Penhold Regional Multiplex. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Red Deer at Stettler, 7:30 p.m. ● Midget AAA hockey: Calgary Royals at Red Deer, 8 p.m., Arena. ● Bantam AA hockey: Bow Valley at Sylvan Lake, 8:15 p.m. ● Chinook senior hockey: Okotoks at Innisfail, 8:30 p.m. ● Midget AA hockey: Wheatland at Lacombe, 8:30 p.m.


● Senior high basketball: Central Alberta Christian invitational tournament, 8:30 a.m. start. ● Minor midget AAA hockey: Calgary Bruins at Red Deer Northstar, 11:30 a.m.,

Arena; Calgary Blackhawks at Red Deer Aero Equipment, 2 p.m., Arena. ● Major midget girls hockey: Calgary Flyers at Red Deer, 12:30 p.m., Collicutt Centre. ● Curling: Alberta women’s championship, draws at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (semifinal), Sylvan Lake Curling Club. ● Peewee AA hockey: Taber at Lacombe, 1:45 p.m.; Medicine Hat White at Sylvan Lake, 2:15 p.m.; Badlands at Red Deer Parkland, 4:45 p.m., Collicutt Centre. ● Bantam AA hockey: Foothills at Red Deer Ramada, 3:15 p.m., Kin City A. ● Major bantam girls hockey: Rocky Mountain at Red Deer, 4:30 p.m., Kin City B. ● Midget AA hockey: Wheatland at Red Deer Indy Graphics, 4:45 p.m., Arena. ● College volleyball: NAIT at RDC, women at 6 p.m., men to follow. ● WHL: Red Deer at Swift Current, 6 p.m. (The Drive). ● Heritage junior B hockey: Cochrane at Red Deer, 8 p.m., Arena; Coaldale at Ponoka, 8 p.m.

Sunday ● Curling: Alberta women’s championship, semifinal at 8:30 a.m., final at 1:30 p.m., Sylvan Lake Curling Club. ● Peewee AA hockey: Badlands at Red Deer TBS, 11:30 a.m., Kin City A; Lethbridge Red at Lacombe, 4:30 p.m. ● Major bantam hockey: Red Deer Black at Red Deer White, noon, Arena. ● Major bantam girls hockey: Calgary Outlaws at Red Deer, 12:45 p.m., Kin City B. ● Midget AA hockey: Lethbridge at Lacombe, 2 p.m.; Taber at Red Deer Indy Graphics, 5:30 p.m., Arena. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Coaldale at Three Hills, 3 p.m. ● Midget AAA hockey: Edmonton CAC at Red Deer, 3:30 p.m., Arena. ● Bantam AA hockey: Foothills at Red Deer Steel Kings, 4 p.m., Kin City A.

Football NFL Playoffs Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 4 Indianapolis 45, Kansas City 44 New Orleans 26, Philadelphia 24 Sunday, Jan. 5 San Diego 27, Cincinnati 10 San Francisco 23, Green Bay 20 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 11 New Orleans at Seattle, 2:35 p.m. Indianpolis at New England, 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 San Francisco at Carolina, 11:05 a.m. San Diego at Denver, 2:40 p.m. Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 19 AFC, 1 p.m. NFC, 4:30 p.m. Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 26 At Honolulu TBD, 5:30 p.m. Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 4:30 p.m. College Football FBS Bowls Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas North Texas 36, UNLV 14 Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Nebraska 24, Georgia 19 Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. South Carolina 34, Wisconsin 24 Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. LSU 21, Iowa 14

Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Michigan State 24, Stanford 20 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. UCF 52, Baylor 42 Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Oklahoma 45, Alabama 31 Friday, Jan. 3 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Missouri 41, Oklahoma State 31 Orange Bowl At Miami Clemson 40, Ohio State 35 Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Vanderbilt 41, Houston 24 Sunday, Jan. 5 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State 23, Ball State 20 Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida State 34, Auburn 31 Saturday, Jan. 18 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 2 p.m. NFLPA Collegiate Bowl At Los Angeles American vs. National, 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. South vs. North, 2 p.m.

Basketball National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 16 17 .485 — Brooklyn 13 21 .382 3 1/2 Boston 13 22 .371 4 New York 12 22 .353 4 1/2 Philadelphia 12 23 .343 5 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 27 8 .771 — Atlanta 18 17 .514 9 Washington 15 17 .469 10 1/2 Charlotte 15 21 .417 12 1/2 Orlando 10 24 .294 16 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 28 6 .824 — Chicago 15 18 .455 12 1/2 Detroit 14 21 .400 14 1/2 Cleveland 12 23 .343 16 1/2 Milwaukee 7 27 .206 21 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 27 8 .771 — Houston 22 13 .629 5 Dallas 20 15 .571 7 New Orleans 15 18 .455 11 Memphis 15 19 .441 11 1/2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 27 8 .771 — Portland 26 8 .765 1/2 Denver 17 17 .500 9 1/2 Minnesota 17 17 .500 9 1/2

Utah Golden State L.A. Clippers Phoenix L.A. Lakers Sacramento

12 25 .324 Pacific Division W L Pct 24 13 .649 24 13 .649 20 13 .606 14 21 .400 10 22 .313

16 GB — — 2 9 11 1/2

Monday’s Games Minnesota 126, Philadelphia 95 Brooklyn 91, Atlanta 86 L.A. Clippers 101, Orlando 81 Tuesday’s Games Indiana 86, Toronto 79 Cleveland 111, Philadelphia 93 Washington 97, Charlotte 83 Miami 107, New Orleans 88 New York 89, Detroit 85 Chicago 92, Phoenix 87 Golden State 101, Milwaukee 80 San Antonio 110, Memphis 108, OT Dallas 110, L.A. Lakers 97 Denver 129, Boston 98 Utah 112, Oklahoma City 101 Portland at Sacramento, late Wednesday’s Games Dallas at San Antonio, 5 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 5 p.m. Golden State at Brooklyn, 5:30 p.m. Indiana at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Houston, 6 p.m. Washington at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 8 p.m. Boston at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m.

Transactions Tuesday’s Sports Transactions HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS — Placed D Bryan Allen on injured reserve. Recalled D Nolan Yonkman from Norfolk (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS — Recalled F Tanner Pearson from Manchester (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD — Loaned D Matt Dumba to Portland (WHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS — Reassigned G Robert Mayer to Hamilton (AHL). American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Released F Philip-Michael Devos from a tryout contract. HAMILTON BULLDOGS — Assigned G Mike Condon and D Drew Schiestel to Wheeling (ECHL). PEORIA RIVERMEN — Assigned D Nick

Wheeler and F Phil Bushbacher to Cincinnati (ECHL). Agreed to terms with F Jeremiah Ketts on an SPHL three-game tryout. WORCESTER SHARKS — Signed F Yanni Gourde to a professional tryout agreement and F Tyler Gron on a two-way AHL/ECHL contract. Loaned Fs Riley Brace and Sebastian Stalberg to San Francisco (ECHL). ECHL IDAHO STEELHEADS — Traded D James Isaacs to Greenville for future considerations. Signed D Matt Walters. FOOTBALL Canadian Football League CALGARY STAMPEDERS — Signed QB Adrian McPherson. MONTREAL ALOUETTES — Signed DB Ed Gainey to a three-year contract.

MEN’S BASKETBALL Central Alberta Men’s Rusty Chuckers 63 Woody’s RV 62 Rusty: Kevini Buwalda 26 points, Rusty Gilchrist 14. Woody’s: Brent Hamillan 17, Jose Vizcarra 12. ● Dave McComish and Eddie Ellis had 13 points each to lead Wells Furniture to a 71-46 win over the Vikings in Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association play Tuesday. Nathan Klosse had 23 points and Mike Gilham 12 for the Vikings.

RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 B5

Oilers fall to Blues BY THE CANADIAN PRESS


St. Louis Blues’ David Backes is stopped by Edmonton Oilers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov during second-period NHL action in Edmonton, on Tuesday.

Blues 5 Oilers 2 EDMONTON — Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and an assist as the St. Louis Blues won their season-high sixth game in a row, 5-2 over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. Chris Stewart, Maxim Lapierre, David Backes and Patrick Berglund also scored for the Blues (30-7-5) who have gone 11-1-2 in their last 14 games to move two points back of the Central Division-leading Chicago Blackhawks. Nail Yakupov and Mark Arcobello replied for the Oilers (14-27-5) who have lost five of their last six games and 11 of 14. St. Louis controlled the pace in the early stages of the game, out-shooting Edmonton 9-1 through the first eight minutes with Oilers starter Ilya Bryzgalov forced to make a number of big saves. Edmonton had the best scoring chance of the opening half of the first period, however, as Jordan Eberle picked up a rebound in the blue paint before goalie Brian Elliott dove

across to make a pad save. The Blues took a 1-0 lead with just over seven minutes to play in the first as Stewart teed up a blast from the point on the power play that cleanly beat Bryzgalov for his 14th goal of the season. Edmonton had a great chance to pull even to start the second as Ryan NugentHopkins had a clean shorthanded breakaway, but Elliott was able to make a big glove save on his backhand shot. The Oilers took advantage of another giveaway at the St. Louis blueline a minute-anda-half into the second period, however, as David Perron sent Yakupov streaking up the wing and he put a wrist shot past Elliott. The Blues responded just 42 seconds later, though, as Lapierre pushed rookie Brad Hunt off the puck along the boards and calmly took the puck to the net and hooked a shot past Bryzgalov. It was difficult to tell how the goal actually went in, but the refs checked for a hole in the net and the goal counted. Lapierre was playing in his 500th career NHL game.

Edmonton kept pace with a goal five minutes into the middle frame to make it 2-2. Luke Gazdic sent a pass from behind the net and Arcobello was able to chip it up and over Elliott and into the St. Louis net. St. Louis regained the lead with nine minutes left to play in the second as the Blues’ power play unit kept the Oilers hemmed in their own zone for a minute-and-a-half before Backes finally picked the top corner for his 17th of the season. The Blues made it 4-2 with six minutes left in the second as a face-off win allowed Tarasenko to score on a quick shot from the top of the circle. Blues forward T.J. Oshie had to be helped off the ice late in the third period after a knee-on-knee collision with Taylor Hall. Berglund iced the game with an empty-net goal in the final minute. The Blues play the second game of a three-game Western Canadian trip on Thursday in Calgary. The Oilers next play host to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday.

Flames fizzle in the desert in loss to Coyotes BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Coyotes 6 Flames 0 GLENDALE, Ariz. — Thomas Greiss stopped 27 shots, Lauri Korpikoski had a goal and two assists, and the Phoenix Coyotes rolled to a 6-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Coming off a disappointing loss to Philadelphia, Phoenix took control of what was a tight-checking game with three goals in the second period. Unlike Saturday, when they blew a pair of two-goal leads, the Coyotes kept pushing behind Greiss’ second career shutout to win in regulation for the first time since beating the Islanders on Dec. 12. Mikkel Boedker, Shane Doan, Martin Hanzal and Michael Stone each had a goal and an assist for Phoenix. Rob Klinkhammer also scored, and

Mike Ribeiro and Radim Vrbata each had two assists. Reto Berra allowed at least five goals for the third time this season, and the Flames were shut out for the fourth time in six games. Calgary has lost nine of 11. The Coyotes had Greiss between the pipes after coach Dave Tippett decided to give starter Mike Smith the night off. Smith had been anxiously awaiting word on whether he would make the Canadian Olympic team. Tippett wanted his goalie to rest after such an emotional day, even after he made the team. Though he won’t supplant Smith as the starter — Phoenix signed Smith to a six-year, $24 million contract last summer — Greiss has, in some ways, been more consistent this season. In his first season with the Coyotes, Greiss entered Tuesday’s game 5-2-1

with a 2.12 goals-against average. He earned the victory on Dec. 31 against Edmonton by stopping 15 shots after Smith was pulled in the second period. Greiss was solid early. He had the highlight of the defensive-dominated opening period, making a spectacular glove save when Dennis Wideman was left open in front on a power play. Two fortunate bounces put the Coyotes up 2-0 early in the second. Doan was the recipient of the first, when Boedker sent a pass from behind the net that bounced off Berra’s shoulder, hit the Coyotes captain’s shoulder, and went in. The Coyotes scored again 1:36 later when a shot by Korpikoski ricocheted sideways off Vrbata’s skate right to Hanzal, who one-timed a shot before Berra could slide over. Boedker made it 3-0 later in the pe-

riod, one-timing a pass from Ribeiro for his 13th goal and career-high 29th point of the season. Korpikoski punched in his own rebound in the third period and set up Stone’s goal with a nice drop pass. Greiss turned away a couple of tough shots on a power play in the second period, including a glove save on Mike Cammalleri, and wasn’t tested much after that. NOTES: Phoenix had two other players added to Olympic rosters on Tuesday: Korpikoski to the Finnish team, and D Oliver Ekman-Larsson to the Swedish team. Hanzal and D Zbynek Michalek were named to the Czech team on Monday. ... Calgary D Ladislav Smid was named to the Czech Olympic team, and Berra made the Swiss team. ... Flames RW Lee Stempniak played his 600th NHL game. Smid played in his 500th.

Kings hockey team goes through some changes during break When Joel Topping announced he was leaving the was going to be with the Kings in September, but WHL’s Lethbridge Hurricanes prior to Christmas it decided to accept an offer to try out for the Univerwas expected he would join the RDC Kings. sity of Calgary Dinos. But the Dinos are one of the That was the plan. premier CIS teams in the country and Printz wasn’t But it fell through when Topping learned he getting any playing time, so he decided to return to would have to use a full year of WHL RDC. scholarship money, despite playing Both Claffey and Sceviour played junior only a half a season with the Kings. last season and were playing part time with “Joel is in school, but it wouldn’t the Bentley Generals this year. have been right to use all that (schol“We needed to get a little bigger on dearship money) for one semester,” said fence and Davis was the captain in Canmore Keeper. “He decided not to use it and and gives us size and depth on the blueline,” wait until September. said Keeper, who will likely use two of the “It would have been nice to have three newcomers on Friday when the Kings him, but he’s still young and it won’t open the second half of their season against hurt him to get adjusted to school and the NAIT Ooks at 7:15 p.m. at the Penhold come in next September.” Regional Multiplex. As it is the Kings added three play“We’ll use a couple of them for sure Friers for the second half while losing day and possibly all three on Saturday (at DANNY two. NAIT), depending on how Friday goes,” addRODE They lost high-scoring Dustin Lebed Keeper. run prior to the break and forward The Kings go into the weekend tied for Neil Landry at Christmas. first place in the league with the SAIT TroLebrun was one of the top scorers in jans, one point up on NAIT. the ACAC with nine goals and nine as“They have two games in hand and for sists in 12 games before pulling the plug. Landry had me they are the toughest team in the league,” added two goals and one helper in 18 games. Keeper. “They’re the defending champions, have “Dustin was taking business, but felt it wasn’t for size and speed. They have the No. 1 penalty kill and him and we didn’t have what he was looking for in No. 1 power play in the league. We’re second in penthe trades,” explained Keeper. “Neil was doing well alty kill and a close third on the power play, so I’m in school, but was in a similar situation.” looking for an interesting weekend.” Keeper did add forwards Brett Printz and Logan Meanwhile the basketball Kings also saw a change Sceviour and defenceman Davis Claffey. All three on the roster with American Craig Johnson gone for are from Red Deer, giving the Kings 13 players from sure and possibly guard Reece Gavin. Central Alberta. “Reece called me and said he wants to stay, so “Both Dustin and Neil were left wingers, which we’ll know more by the end of the week if he’s here,” hurt, but Brett plays the left side and gives us size said Kings head coach Clayton Pottinger, who added and talent,” said Keeper. six-foot-eight Sam Lolik and outstanding forward Printz, who is listed at six-foot-two and 200-pounds, Rob Pierce to the roster. Pierce isn’t available this


REBELS: Learn Red Deer continues a four-game road trip tonight with a date with the Regina Pats. “It’s a short turnaround for us, but the big thing is to make sure we’re better in Regina,” said Truitt. “We’re going to take some things away from this game to learn from. “The second half of the season is all about playing tight defence and that’s what we need to do and what we have to concentrate on for tomorrow.” The Rebels conclude their trip with Friday and Saturday dates with the Moose Jaw Warriors and Swift Current Broncos. Red Deer’s next home game is Jan. 17 against the Calgary Hitmen.

ROSTER: Decisions “You know what — Claude Giroux, Joe Thornton — all these players, I can go on and on,” Yzerman said. “I’m going to have to walk into rinks and see these players as well and I don’t feel good about not putting any of them on the team.” The toughest cut was St. Louis, who didn’t make it in 2010 and looked like a no-doubter this time based on winning the Art Ross Trophy last season.

Yzerman, who also serves as GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning, got to tell injured star Steve Stamkos he was on the team but couldn’t say the same to his captain, St. Louis. “All I can say is that Marty’s been a tremendous player for us,” Yzerman said. “This year with a transition to a much younger group and Stammer being injured, he’s been a tremendous leader, he’s played extremely well and he’s been great for our younger players. I can honestly say that’s not a decision that I enjoy making.” But it wasn’t about enjoying the decisions as much as making them. Others, like Jamie Benn, Matt Duchene and Patrick Sharp made it nearly impossible to keep them off the team. Jonathan Toews, Rick Nash, Patrice Bergeron, Getzlaf and Corey Perry round out the forwards returning from 2010, and there couldn’t really be a true Canadian Olympic team in 2014 without young superstar John Tavares. On defence, the top six of Duncan Keith, Shea Weber, Jay Bouwmeester, Alex Pietrangelo, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Drew Doughty came easy. Dan Hamhuis made it as the final left-handed shot, while P.K. Subban got the final right-handed spot after much debate. “P.K. is a guy that provides a dimension — the ability to transport the puck, run a power play,” Holland said. “He can make a big play to win you a game. He can be a game-breaker.” In goal, Armstrong said there wasn’t much late debate after the management team reached a consensus on Roberto Luongo, Carey Price and Mike Smith. Luongo was in goal in Vancou-

ver when Canada won gold four years ago, while Price’s world junior experience and recent NHL play made him an slam-dunk choice. Babcock wouldn’t name a starter for the Feb. 13 opener against Norway on Tuesday for a very specific reason. “What we did is we chose three goalies that could start because with the injury situation in the National Hockey League, to say this guy’s your starter, I think you’re foolish,” he said. “Who can win any game? And that’s what we tried to do.”

This group won’t be charged with winning just one game but many. Remembering the small margin of error in Vancouver, Yzerman hopes the calls made now pave the way to gold in Sochi. “In our position we’ve got to make (a decision), and today we can’t pull the eraser out and change a name,” he said. “Every one of us in Canada has an opinion on who should be on this team and nobody’s wrong. Nobody’s wrong because they’re all really good players.”





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weekend while Lolik is expected to play when RDC hosts Grande Prairie Friday at RDC. The women tip off at 6 p.m. with the men to follow. “Rob and Sam will be a sight for sore eyes,” said Pottinger. “Both fit into the team concept and add depth. Rob is one of the top players in the league the last two years while Sam gives us experience and strength inside.” The Kings sport a 10-1 record with Grande Prairie at 6-5. “They do have the top scorer in the league (Jordan Teo, 22.73 ppg) and have size inside,” said Pottinger. “They match up well with us, which should make for a good game . . . good for both sides.” The Queens take a 5-6 record into the second half of the season while Grande Prairie has an 8-3 mark. ● The hockey Queens open their schedule Thursday when they host SAIT at 7 p.m. at the Arena. The two clash Saturday in Calgary. ● The volleyball teams also return to action this weekend as they meet the NAIT Ooks in a home-andhome series — Friday in Edmonton and Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m., at RDC. Both RDC teams are first overall with the Queens at 10-0 and Kings 8-0. The Ooks are 5-3 on the men’s side and 7-3 in the women’s standings. ● Volleyball setter Sam Brisbane and basketball Queens point guard Carly Hoar shared the Boston Pizza RDC athlete of the week awards. Brisbane was outstanding as the Kings played a pair of exhibition matches in California. They dropped a close 3-0 decision to the two-time defending NCAA champion University of California, Irvine, then defeated the 15th ranked Cal Baptist University 3-1. Hoar was solid for the Queens in the NAIT tournament, especially on defence and scored 32 points in three games.

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Being the best team might not be enough STEVE YZERMAN’S SQUAD FOR SOCHI OLYMPICS SOLID BUT LIKE CANADIAN WORLD JUNIOR TEAM, COMPETITION DEEP AND TOUGH For a moment, it did seem like civilization as we knew it was coming to an end. Not only would Marcel Aubut not stop talking, didn’t anybody question whether the guy who sold the Nordiques to the Americans for a tidy profit was the ideal choice to introduce the 2014 Canadian men’s Olympic hockey team? But the bloated blowhard did eventually stop — not before about 100 clever/sarcastic tweets were fired off — and 19 minutes after millions of Canadians wanted it to happen, the team was finally introduced and the second stage of our three-part national debate began. The first part was arguing over who might be named to the team. The second part, over who should DAMIEN have been named to the team but COX wasn’t, begins now. The third part? The national inquiry into how the player selection could possibly have been screwed up so badly if Canada doesn’t win the gold medal in Sochi. And if we win? All those who said Steve Yzerman erred on Tuesday by not including Joe Thornton or Claude Giroux will be silent. This is our “system.” We have it down pat. We saw a sneak preview of this on the weekend when so many attempted to pin the defeat of the Canadian team at the world junior championship on the absence of Max Domi, for crying out loud. Change the junior nats to the Olympians, and change Domi to say, oh, Taylor Hall, and you can anticipate this before it happens in late February. And it will be just as wrong. Folks, the absence of the undeniably talented Domi alone on that junior team didn’t determine how it fared. Similarly, Canada’s hockey fate in Sochi wasn’t decided at the MasterCard Centre on Tuesday by the 25 names that were announced and all those


that weren’t. This isn’t an exact science. What was unveiled was the best guess of Yzerman and his braintrust as to the players who may be best suited to the task of defending the gold won in Vancouver. It doesn’t take into account which player, or players, may pick up a nagging injury between now and the beginning of the Olympic hockey tournament. It doesn’t take into account who will be able to handle fewer minutes than they usually get with their NHL teams. It doesn’t take into account which player might find himself the target of trade speculation and could be a little distracted on the plane ride to Russia with emails from his wife worrying over having to take the kids out of a grade school they love. It was a best guess as to the group that will make the best team. But now the team-building has to begin, and there won’t be much time next month to pull this group together in a winning way. Whatever happens, it won’t be because Matt Duchene made it and Andrew Ladd didn’t. Mistakes? Sure, they might have made a few. Brent Seabrook was there in Vancouver and has been very good with the Hawks this season. Giroux is a very, very talented player and he’ll be watching on TV like the rest of us. If anything, it seemed clear that what needed to be avoided was a repeat of the 2006 Turin team, which was too slow in the back and up front, couldn’t score and didn’t win a medal. There weren’t going to be any Todd Bertuzzis or Bryan McCabes on this Sochi squad. So Jeff Carter, because of his dynamic wheels, vaulted to the top of the depth chart, and speedy P.K. Subban was put on the squad despite the reservations some have about his decision-making from time to time. Even when you go back to Turin, it was Wayne Gretzky, Pat Quinn and that group trying to repeat what they’d pulled off in Salt Lake City four years

earlier. They weren’t a bunch of clueless lunkheads. They were top-notch, successful hockey people who were faced with picking a team based on a half-season of play after the entire NHL was rusty from taking the 2004-05 season off due to a labour dispute. They made their best guess, and it was wrong. These are good people assigned these tasks. There’s no meddling with the process like there was in ’72 when Bobby Hull wasn’t allowed to play. There’s no Alan Eagleson involved with business allegiances to certain players and certain NHL owners. Heck, Yzerman declined to pick his own team’s best player this season, Marty St. Louis. One of his assistants, Peter Chiarelli, will have to have a conversation at some point with Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand and explain to them why they were deemed not good enough. There’s no San Jose Sharks executive involved, but Patrick Marleau is on the team because those who understand the game understand there are three zones and Marleau is very good in all three, not just one or two. It’s a clean, fair process, but a subjective one. So what we had on Tuesday was the best team the best Canadian minds could come up with on Jan. 7, 2014. Ask them to do it again in two weeks and they might make different choices. Will it be good enough? Chances are, probably not. The other countries want to win too, and Canada has so far been unable to do on the larger international ice surface what it has done on North American-sized ice in Olympics featuring NHL players. Sweden looks monstrously good. Russia? Who knows? The Americans, with the whole Bobby Ryan schmozzle having fizzled out in about 48 hours, might be very good. They were almost good enough to win in 2002 and 2010. That said, Canada will ice a very talented group that will try to become a team. They’ve got a shot at it, too. Damien Cox is a columnist for the Toronto Star

Pacers keep grip on NBA’s best record with win over Raptors

Notre Dame Cougar Autumn Letkeman breaks past Sylvan Lake Laker Gabby Trudel during high school basketball action at Notre Dame on Tuesday.


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Young Cougars looking to develop confidence and experience BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Cougars 49 Lakers 37 After being away from the team for close to two years Erika Pottage wasn’t exactly sure what to expect when she returned to the bench for Notre Dame Cougars girls’ basketball team this season. Pottage left for her maternity leave in the middle of the 2011-12 season, then took all of last year off. “I could have returned partway through last season, but that wouldn’t have been fair to the coaches or the players,” explained Pottage, who coached two of her players two years ago — Brooke Hardy and Candice Morse. “They are the only two I know,” she said. “Overall we’re an athletic team, but young and very raw. But the players are like sponges. They’re easy to coach, but being so young makes it tough as the experience isn’t there. “Last year wasn’t as successful as they wanted, so this year it’s a new experience for all the girls with me being back, except for the two girls I had in Grade 10,” added Pottage following a 49-37 victory over the Sylvan Lake Lakers in Central Alberta High School Basketball League action at Notre Dame Tuesday. “What we need to continue to develop is our confidence and that comes with experience.” Pottage has only four players in Grade 12 to go with six Grade 11s and two Grade 10s — both post players. Both Grade 10s — Kirsten Pinkney and Hayley Hollings —have impressed.

“Hayley is a dominant rebounder and tonight was one of her best games as far as driving to the hoop. As for Kirsten she averages almost a double-double every game.” Hardy, Morse, Mataya Dixon and Stacy Chomyn are in Grade 12 and all played last year along with point guard Autumn Letkeman and wing Cierra Stephens. Backup point guard Katrina Logan, who didn’t play at all last year, Elise Martinoski, Alyssa Reid and Chelsie Antonio are the other Grade 11s. “Overall rebounding is one of our strengths,” said Pottage. “As well Autumn has come a long way and I feel she can develop so she can play college ball.” Pottage has also rotated her roster this season, allowing everyone to develop to a point where they will contribute to the team. “I’d rather play all 12 players and win by 12 points than use five or six players and win by 30,” she said. “By the end of the year we may need those players to come off the bench and feel confident in themselves.” Pottage likes playing in the Central Alberta League, so that she can use everyone. “It prepares us for the end of the year when we have to face (Lindsay) Thurber and Hunting Hills in the 4A playoffs,” she said. “From what I hear all three schools are young, so it will be a matter of whoever comes together and is more consistent.” The Cougars have done well on the tournament trail, placing third at McNally and Strathmore. “We lost by three in the semifinal in McNally and by six at Strathmore, so we were right

there,” said Pottage. Dixon led the Cougars against the Lakers with 12 points while Letkeman added 10 and Stephens eight. Anna Carslon had nine points and Taylor Vick eight for the Lakers. Cougars 103 Lakers 54 In boys’ action the Cougars, after being tied at 24-24 in the second quarter, exploded for a 103534 win over the Lakers. Eleven players scored for the Cougars who got 20 points from Amet Deng, 15 from Ken Villaluz and 10 points and 11 rebounds from Jackson Haddow. Edmark Mills had 15 points, which included four three-pointers, for the Lakers. ● Meanwhile at Linsday Thurber, the Raiders took both ends of a twin bill off the Stettler Wildcats, winning the girls’ game 74-29 and the boys’ contest 88-39. Emma Newton had 21 points, Kelsey Lalor 16 and Lizzy Morneault 14 for the LTCHS girls while Dacia Gramlick had 15 for the ‘Cats. Parker Cook hit 14 points, Ben Pasiuk 13 and Tanner Rehn 12 for the LTCHS boys. Ben Nichols had 16 for Stettler. ● In other girls’ play the Wetaskiwin Sabres downed the Lacombe Rams 71-43 as Mary Krause had 25 points, Michaela Barkwell 14 and Emma Ripka 10. Kirsten Ramsay had 22 for the Rams. ● In Ponoka, the Broncs edged West Central Rebels of Rocky Mountain House 40-32 in girls’ play and won 92-36 in boys’ action. Lee Travis had 21 points and Clinton Braithwaite 15 for the Ponoka boys.

Pacers 86 Raptors 79 INDIANAPOLIS — The Pacers are making oldschool basketball trendy, winning with defence, balanced scoring and strong second halves. On Tuesday, they did it again. Roy Hibbert scored 22 points and Lance Stephenson fell just short of his fourth triple double this season, helping the Pacers hold off Toronto’s late charge for an 86-79 victory that allowed them to keep the NBA’s best record. “We didn’t let them get physical with us,” Stephenson said, referring to the stark contrast to Indiana’s loss last week north of the border. “That was a point of emphasis.” The Pacers (28-6) have won three straight since that loss at Toronto and have a two-game lead over two-time defending champion Miami in the Eastern Conference. This was no typical night in Indiana. Some Pacers fans stayed home because of the poor road conditions in and around the city, and both teams started sluggishly — perhaps a result of their own weather-related travel delays. Because of the snowstorm that swept through the Midwest on Sunday and the frigid temperatures that delivered a second big blow to Indianapolis on Monday and Tuesday, the Raptors (16-17) were forced to stay in Miami two days longer than planned and didn’t arrive in town until about five hours before tip-off. Things didn’t go much smoother for the Pacers, who endured a seemingly endless round of delays as they tried to return home following Sunday night’s game at Cleveland. “Our guys buckled down and had a great defensive performance,” coach Frank Vogel said. Hibbert led the charge. He helped the Pacers dominate the middle with a 53-36 rebounding edge and a 40-26 scoring advantage in the paint. The 7-foot-2 centre was 5 of 12 from the field and 12 of 13 from the free throw line with eight rebounds and three blocks. Stephenson, the league leader with three triple doubles, did his thing, too. He finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Danny Granger, the former All-Star who is working his way back into game shape, came off the bench to match his season high with 13 points. And defensively, the Pacers were stifling. They held the Raptors (16-17) to a season-low point total by limiting them to just 37.0 per cent shooting from the field — their third-worst performance of the season. Coach Dwane Casey didn’t blame the poor shooting effort on the abrupt change of plans but rather his team’s inability to effectively counterpunch against the Pacers inside. “Shooters’ legs, sea legs, whatever you want to call it, it was there,” Casey said. “We can have all the excuses, but again, in a game like this, you’ve got to man up and bring it.” DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 28 points, while Patrick Patterson added 20 and Kyle Lowry had 16. Nobody else reached double figures for the Raptors, who have played their best basketball of the season over the last month though they’ve lost back-to-back road games — at Miami and Indiana — following a four-game winning streak.

OLDS GRIZZLYS OLDS — Connor Hartley scored twice as the visiting Okotoks Oilers jumped out to a 3-0 lead en route to a 5-3 win over the Olds Grizzlys in an Alberta Junior Hockey League game Tuesday. Ambrose Firkus also tallied twice for the Oilers, whose other goal came off the stick of Mitch Amatto. Spencer Dorowicz fired two goals for the Grizzlys, while Christopher Gerrie added a single in front of 325 fans at the Sportsplex. Okotoks netminder Keelan Williams stopped 19 shots. Ethan Jemieff made 30 saves for Olds. The Grizzlys’ next home game is Jan. 17 against the Canmore Eagles.





Feds help pay for trail

FRONT PHILOSOPHER’S CAFE COMING TO RDC A chance for people to have an open, safe and interesting dialogue returns to Red Deer College, this time focusing on drugs and sports. The philosophers’ cafe, led by instructor Guillermo Barron, on this topic takes place on Jan. 16 starting at 7 p.m. at the Red Deer College library, at 100 College Blvd. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 403-3423152.

ART CLUB PLANNING WORKSHOPS The Red Deer Art Club has a busy schedule of workshops open to the public and members to start the new year. Each workshop has a featured artist and the cost is $65 for non-members. Supplies are available for a minimal fee. Here are the featured artists: on Jan. 18, Jonas Marchinko; Feb. 8, Sandra Bingeman; March 22, Frank Haddock; April 12, Christel Langan; and Willie Wong in May. For more information, call Elise at 403-346-5645.

GRAIN ELEVATOR ART TO BE SHOWN AT LACOMBE’S GALLERY ON MAIN Art that captures Alberta’s vanishing grain elevators will be showing next month at the Gallery on Main in Lacombe. In her show Disappearing Sentinels, Kristina Steinbring depicts the towering wooden structures that were once part of Alberta’s rural skyline in large-scale oil paintings. The old-style grain elevators were a “once proud symbol of the prairies, and centre of so many farming communities, soon to be lost forever,” said Steinbring, an Ontario native now based in Alberta. “My goal is to pay my respect to this incredible piece of Alberta history.” The show goes from Feb. 1 to 21. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, Feb. 1. For more information, call the gallery at 403-782-3402.

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Work continues on the new Abbey Centre Field House in Blackfalds. The new facility will feature an outdoor swimming pool, waterslides, hot tub and splash park. Inside the building a field house is the main component, along with a fitness facility, and children’s play space.

Blackfalds just weeks away from opening new field house BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF Blackfalds residents are two months away from being able to get fit in a fresh, fancy facility. The finishing touches are being applied to the interior of the Abbey Centre, a multipurpose exercise and recreation facility located in the town’s west end. The $15-million centre is expected to open to the public on March 17, offering up a gymnasium, fitness centre, running track, separate walking track and indoor play space for children. There will also be community meeting rooms in the centre and child minding service will be offered for parents enjoying the amenities. The complex will also feature outdoor aquatic elements in the form of a lane pool, hot tub, two waterslides leading into another pool, and a spray park. Facility general manager Rick Kreklewich said the goal is to open those elements in time for the May long weekend. To coincide with that full opening, Juno award-winner Serena Ryder will perform at the Abbey Centre on May 24. Tickets are $38 and available at the town office. Presale memberships for the facility are also available through the town office, available on monthly and annual bases. If the fundraising campaign to buy equipment for the Abbey Centre fitness space is any indication, the sparkling new facility will be

Andy Hanson, right and his nephew Kirk Hanson of Western Painting work at the new Abbey Centre in Blackfalds. well patronized by denizens. The Blackfalds Field House Society started in 2009 with a goal to raise $750,000 for the purchase of fitness equipment. With a few months to go before the facility opens and the committee disbands, the group is looking at possibly surpassing its goal two times over. “We’re closing in on $1.5 million,” said society president Carol Simpson, “$750,000 is a lot of money, especially for a small group — our membership has never exceeded 20 people — so to double it, we’re very proud of that. We’ve worked hard.”

The group has run a number of fundraisers, some on an annual basis, and has received a bevy of donations. The allocation of naming rights for different parts of the facility has brought in a lot of cash as well — Abbey Master Builder paid $500,000 for 10 years of naming rights for the facility as a whole. The society will host its fourth annual GST (Goods, Services and Talents) Auction in March. Last year, over $10,000 was raised through the auctioning off of more than 150 items, from cinnamon buns to car detailings.

BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF Contributions to the Trans Canada Trail Foundation will go a little further from now on as the federal government aims to have an unbroken national chain of recreational trails go as far as Canada’s three oceans by 2017. After walking on a segment of the trail in rainy Victoria on Tuesday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the announcement that the government would commit one dollar to the project for every two dollars raised through public contributions by the Trans Canada Trail Foundation. The federal funding limit for the donation matching program is $25 million over four years. A government release said the trail will help connect Canadians to nature, provide health benefits and inspiration, and generate millions in economic benefits. The trail project began in 1992, as part of Canada’s 125th birthday celebrations. The goal is to complete it from the Atlantic to the Pacific and Arctic oceans by 2017 to coincide with Canada’s 150th anniversary. Nearly 17,000 km of trail is already operational across the country, with the end result expected to cover 24,000 km.

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Home building Rancher sentenced for sex crimes against girls standards toughened BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF A Central Alberta cattle rancher was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 months in jail and two years probation for repeatedly molesting seven girls, of whom six were his nieces. The 57-year-old man’s name is withheld to protect the identities of his victims, who are all Hutterite girls ranging in age from nine to 17 at the time of the assaults. The man, who is not married, had pleaded guilty on Sept. 13 to seven counts of sexual interference, with sentencing adjourned to allow the preparation of a pre-sentence report. In Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday, Crown prosecutor Robin Snider asked for a two-year sentence, remarking that, while each incident was minor in nature, the fact that he had repeatedly touched so many girls was an aggravating factor. There were threats of violence in some instances and one girl was slapped when she tried to pull away from him, said Snider. Defence counsel Kevin Sproule asked Judge Bert Skinner to consider the unique circumstances of Hutterites and their communities in creating a sentence for his client, including the support shown for him by family and

colony members — two men and two women — who attended court with him. Skinner stated that he had seen no evidence showing any cultural bias that separates Hutterites from other members of society, nor had he seen evidence of internal sanctions against people who commit offences within the colony. “You knew what you were doing was wrong,” said Skinner. He went on to say that he hopes the sentence pronounced for Sproule’s clients will send a clear message to other victims in similar circumstances. “There has to be a message given to the other young girls on the colonies, that they have the right and should step forward.” In addition to the jail term and probation, the man was ordered to surrender a sample of his DNA for the national data bank and will also be placed on the Sexual Offender Information Registry for 20 years. Once he is released from prison, the man is prohibited from working in a position where he would have authority over children and from attending areas where children gather, such as parks and playgrounds. He is also prohibited from having any device which would allow him access to pornography. bkossowan@reddeeradvocate. com



Lacombe home builders will be required to meet higher construction standards in some cases because firefighters cannot guarantee they can respond within 10 minutes. Under the province’s building code regulations, the city previously could apply certain exemptions because it could provide at least a 10-minute fire response 90 per cent of the time. As the city has grown, the volunteer fire department can no longer meet that standard. That means under provincial building codes, developers may be required to use fire retardant materials in some cases or increase side setbacks between homes. Area builders and other interested parties were informed of the situation at a November open house. The senior field inspector and chief fire administrator with Municipal Affairs were at council on Monday night to provide a further update. Some builders have raised concerns that the new rules will boost building costs and could affect local development interest. Lacombe Mayor Steve Chris-

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tie said the city does not have a choice on the building code issue. “There is not a whole lot we can do. It is under the building code, which is law.” However, the province has said that lots registered prior to 2010 are exempt until the end of 2014. Only about six properties ready for development in Lacombe will be affected now, although future construction will be required to meet the updated building codes. Changes required depend on the situation. If a setback is large enough different materials are not required. For homes closer together fire retardant materials, such as siding and glazing, or fire sprinklers may be required. Changes could add $5,000 to $10,000 more per house on average, he said. Christie, who has high praise for local firefighters, doesn’t agree with using the 10-minute response time as a trigger point for new standards. “In my opinion, this shouldn’t be based on response time. This is a materials issue.”

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AT INNISFAIL SENIORS FACILITY BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees say a strike vote may be in the future for 115 nursing and support staff at an Innisfail seniors facility. According to a Tuesday press release, AUPE employees will plan a strike vote after their employer rejected an independent mediator’s recommended settlement. The employees who may have to vote on whether job action is necessary work at Sunset Manor/Country Lodge, which is owned by Chantelle Management. “We were very disappointed, and now the workers have been forced into a position where they have to consider job action,” said Perry, AUPE staff negotiator. “They don’t want to take this action, but Chantelle has left them no choice.” Carrie-Lynn Rusznak, AUPE vicepresident, said employees are paid as much as 20 per cent below the industry standard, even though Chantelle receives government funding to pay nursing staff at the same rates as Alberta Health Services employees. “On top of that, they have no health benefits and get no sick leave at all.” Employees at the seniors living facility voted to join AUPE in May 2013 and are trying to negotiate their first collective agreement. According to AUPE when face-to-face negotiations failed to achieve a settlement by November, an independent mediator was called in. Sunset Manor/Country Lodge is a 136-bed facility, with some spaces for seniors with dementia. Of those beds, 92 are funded by AHS. AUPE said the employees bargaining committee will meet in the coming days to determine the next steps towards holding a strike vote. Chantelle Management had no comment because they had yet to receive any formal notice from AUPE with regard to their intentions.

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Holding hands and giving each other some support Red Deer City RCMP Inspector Karen Simon and City of Red Deer Emergency Services Deputy Chief Greg Adair share a laugh as they give blood at Canadian Blood Services on Tuesday. The two were helping to kick off the Sirens for Life Campaign taking place this month at Canadian Blood Services. The theme of the campaign is “Someone still needs YOUR help” and the RCMP and the members of the EMS department have teamed up with Canadian Blood Services and are asking residents of Red Deer to take part and donate blood in support of their local emergency services teams. The campaign runs until January 31. The Canadian Blood Services blood donor clinic is located at 5020 68 St. To book an appointment visit www. or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283)

Man faces deportation over sex acts BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF A Clive-area farmer must fight deportation after being sentenced on Tuesday for performing sexual acts in the homes of four neighbours. Emyr Morris, 31, was arrested and charged after one of his victims used video surveillance to determine who was going into her bedroom and replacing her underwear with soiled lingerie that belonged to someone else. Morris pleaded guilty on June 19 to four counts of break and enter with intent to commit mischief. In Red Deer provincial court, Judge

Bill Andreasson ordered that Morris serve consecutive sentences on each charge, totalling 18 months in jail and followed by 18 months on probation. Because each of the jail terms is under six months, Morris will have the ability to appeal a deportation order, which will follow the convictions. A British citizen who was 15 when he and his family immigrated to Canada, Morris is now inadmissible because he has been convicted of a major crime. Any sentence greater than six months would have made him unable to appeal deportation, which was a consideration in passing sentence, said Andreasson.

He remarked that Morris’s willing and successful participation in treatment has made him a low risk of reoffending and that, as a mixed farmer with four quarter sections of land, he is a significant contributor to the local economy. Along with the jail term and probation, Morris was ordered to continue counselling for his sexual addiction and is prohibited from owning or viewing pornography. He is also prohibited from contacting any of his victims or attending the homes of those who still live in the area.



LACOMBE: Changes loom It would be better if the proximity of homes to each other triggered additional standards because that would then be consistent across the province, he said. New standards are expected to kick on April 1. The city plans to extensively advertise the upcoming changes to alert developers. Christie doubts the changes will have a significant impact on home building. The Town of Stony Plain has already faced a similar situation and found development remained steady. Melcor regional vice-president Guy Pelletier said the company is not active in Lacombe currently and Red Deer home builders are not facing similar restrictions. However, it is an issue that has come up from time to time in other Alberta communities, he said.

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Getting in from the cold and hitting the ball around the courts is just what Djamshid Rouhi of Red Deer needed Tuesday as he joined other seniors for a session of tennis under the dome in Red Deer. Senior drop-in tennis runs Tuesday and Thursday from 1-3 pm at the Red Deer Tennis Club. For any seniors interested in joining in contact the club at 403-346-7567 for information. links (by 2017). It’s not a sure thing by any means but it’s certainly possible,” said Pettypiece, “From Bowden south, that’s a little trickier. I can’t see that being completed, but who knows? If there’s enough money, anything’s possible.” When Blackfalds’ Abbey Centre multi-purpose facility opens in March, it will feature what Pettypiece believes will be the only indoor stretch of the trail. Designed to accommodate activities such as hiking, cycling, horsebackriding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and canoeing, the part land, part water national trail

MP Richards to host a series of pre-budget consultations Conservative MP Blake Richards is hosting a series of pre-budget consultations, including one date in Olds. Starting on Monday, Richards will tour his Wild Rose riding meeting with people from across the constituency, looking for their input into the upcoming 2014 federal budget. “I have held these pre-budget consultations each year since I was first elected in 2008,” said Richards in a release. “This enables me to provide suggestions directly to the finance minister

(Jim Flaherty) and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.” Four pre-budget consultations have been scheduled, with one in Central Alberta: Jan. 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Olds town council chambers, at 4512 46th St. Richards also encourages constituents to provide their insights and priorities by returning the pre-budget survey mailed to every household in the riding in December or by emailling

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Alberta trails other provinces when it comes to Trans Canada Trail development, with many segments of trail completed but missing connecting linkages. In Central Alberta, there is a trail connection between Red Deer and Lacombe, with the Blackfalds to Lacombe section having opened in 2013. Plans are in place for sections reaching from Ponoka to Bowden, with county governments on board with trail proposals but concerned about the costs they could incur. Thus, said Central Alberta Regional Trails Society vice-president Paul Pettypiece, increased government funding could give those projects the needed push. “It is excellent news because there are a lot of trail projects in Central Alberta that need completing,” said Pettypiece. Lacombe County has plans to bring the trail from its current endpoint near its northern boundary to Lacombe. Trails between Red Deer and Penhold are in the works and a concept plan for trails connecting Penhold to Innisfail and Bowden has been considered by Red Deer County council and town councils along the route. Capital development costs for a Penhold to Bowden trail could range from $29,800 for a crude trail to over $6 million for a fully-developed track, according to the concept plan. “I certainly think it’s possible to complete the




Deep freeze settles over parts of U.S. BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA — Brutal, life-threatening cold descended over the East and the South, sending the mercury plummeting Tuesday into the single digits and teens from New York and Washington to Atlanta, Nashville and Birmingham — where many people have little experience dealing with freezing weather. The morning weather map for the eastern half of the U.S. looked like an algebra worksheet — lots of small, negative numbers. In fact, the Midwest and the East were colder than much of Antarctica. Georgia, where the temperature dropped into the single digits, was colder than many cities in Alaska. While Kodiak and Juneau registered 4 C and Anchorage was at -3 C, Atlanta dipped to -14 C early in the morning, or nearly 30 degrees below the average low this time of year. “This is severely cold for these parts,” said Brian Lynn, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Peachtree City, Ga. “Single digits are a rare event.” Farther south in Pensacola, Fla., a Gulf Coast city better known for its white sand beaches than frost, streets normally filled with joggers, bikers and people walking dogs were deserted early Tuesday as temperatures remained in the negative after sunrise. Downtown, Monica Anderson and Tommy Howard jumped up and down and blew on their hands while they waited for a bus, struggling to stay warm. Anderson said she couldn’t it recall it ever being so cold. “I’m not used to it. It is best just to stay inside until it gets better,” said Anderson, who had to get out for early morning appointment with her doctor. A sign on a bank near the bus stop flashed -7 C at around 8 a.m. Patches of ice sparkled in parking lots where puddles froze overnight. In the East, a blizzard smothered western New York with up to 45 cm of snow and wind gusts of up to 80 km/h. As much as 1 metre of snow could fall there by the time the storm eases Wednesday. Temperatures in parts of West Virginia hit lows not seen for 25 years, while the extreme cold in Virginia broke records that had stood since the late 1950s. The National Weather Service said the mercury bottomed out at -16 C before sunrise at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshal International Airport, with a wind chill of -26 C Jeffery Oldham Jr., a mechanic at a truck stop on I-70 near Hagerstown, Md., wore a camouflage cap, hunting gloves, double layers of clothing and a heavy parka. He said that he was trying to go inside every 15 minutes to warm up, and that mending a fuel pump took seven or eight minutes. “Long enough to feel like my face was going to freeze,” Oldham said. “It wouldn’t be too bad out if it wasn’t for the wind.” Lynn Palmer, of Alexandria, Va., was commuting by bus and train Tuesday to reach her job as an administrative officer at a non-profit in Washington. She bundled up in layers. “I could barely walk,” the lifelong Alexandria native said, describing the temperatures as the lowest she had ever experienced.


Ramon Perez of Mexico who is homeless, comes in out of the cold after speaking with Project H.O.M.E. Outreach Response Worker Sam Santiago, (not seen), Tuesday, in Philadelphia. With low temperatures hovering around -17 C and wind chills even higher, a code blue alert for severe weather has been issued by the city to encouraged and sometimes compel the homeless to seek shelter. Forecasters said some 187 million people in all could feel the effects of the extreme winter weather by the time it spread across the country. PJM Interconnection, which operates the power grid supplying energy to more than 61 million people in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and South, asked users to conserve electricity because of the cold, especially in the morning and late afternoon. Meanwhile, recovery was the focus in several Midwestern states. The subzero cold followed inches of snow and high winds that made travelling treacherous and was blamed for numerous deaths in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence issued disaster declarations, a first step toward seeking federal aid. At least 15,000 customers in Indiana were without power early Tuesday. Utility crews worked to restore service as temperatures plunged into the negative teens, but officials warned that some customers

could be in the cold and dark for days. “My kids are ready to go home, and I’m ready too,” said Timolyn Johnson-Fitzgerald, of Indianapolis, who faced a second night sleeping on cots at a Red Cross shelter with her three children, ages 11, 15 and 18. More than 500 Amtrak passengers spent the night on three trains headed for Chicago that were stranded because of blowing and drifting snow in Illinois. Spokesman Marc Magliari said all the passengers, travelling from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Quincy, Ill., would reach Chicago by train or bus later Tuesday. Warmer weather — at least, near or above freezing — is in the forecast for much of the eastern half of the U.S. Indianapolis should reach -2 C on Wednesday, and other cities in the Midwest and in the East could climb above freezing later in the week.



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Captive Goodyear bosses freed after police intervention at France factory AMIENS, France — Two Goodyear managers held captive by angry French workers were freed Tuesday after police intervened, ending a two-day standoff over the factory’s bleak future. The release outraged union members, who made a bonfire of tires in front of the plant. It also left unresolved the larger problems that have dogged the factory in Amiens in northern France, which Goodyear has tried to sell or shutter for over five years. Union leaders said Tuesday that workers would occupy the factory complex until managers negotiate with them over severance pay. The plant has become an emblem of France’s labour tensions. Workers, having failed so far to save their jobs, seized the plant’s director and human resources chief on Monday morning to demand bigger severance packages. “Boss-napping” has happened sporadically in France in the past, but police generally don’t intervene in such incidents, to avoid inflaming tensions while mediators try to settle the labour dispute. The Amiens plant has seen violent protests in recent years, so a judge authorized police intervention. A dozen police officers arrived at the plant Tuesday afternoon, and two went inside the facility. Minutes later, the two bosses walked out and got in an unmarked police car. They did not speak to reporters. Angry and cursing, Mickael Wamen of the CGT union said afterward: “We were told very clearly ... that if we didn’t free these two people that dozens and dozens of riot police trucks would be coming from Paris, would go inside, a riot would break out and they would whack us all and we’d all end up in prison.” “We are already losing our jobs, on top of that to end up in prison . . .” he continued.

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TEHRAN, Iran — A British Parliament delegation arrived in Tehran on Tuesday on the first visit by U.K. lawmakers to Iran in years, as the two countries work to improve relations and ahead of continued talks on the country’s disputed nuclear program. The four-member delegation was headed by former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, who last visited Iran in 2003 as Britain’s top diplomat, Iran’s official news agency IRNA reported. Semi-official ISNA news agency reported that Straw told his Iranian counterparts he is “optimistic” that a November deal between Iran and world powers over the nuclear program will be realized. Last November, Iran agreed to cap its nuclear enrichment program in return to easing some sanctions by the West. Both sides have held three rounds of expert-level talks about how to implement the interim deal. EU and Iranian officials will meet again this week to finalize details on the implementation. EU negotiator Helga Schmid will hold talks in Geneva with Iran’s deputy foreign minister Abbasa Araghchi, an EU spokeswoman said Tuesday in Brussels.

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Pregnant women who get flu shots less likely to have low-birth-weight babies: study BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Pregnant women who get the flu shot are less likely to have premature or low-birthweight infants compared to those who don’t get vaccinated, a study has found, confirming the results of earlier research. Yet researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax, where the study was conducted, say vaccination rates among pregnant women remain “disappointingly low.” Their study, published in Monday’s issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, points out that during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, 64 per cent of pregnant women in Nova Scotia rolled up their sleeves for the flu shot. Since then, the annual inoculation rate for that segment of the province’s population has averaged about 16 per cent, despite public health recommendations that women get vaccinated, no matter which trimester of pregnancy they are in.

“We found among pregnant women in our cohort that women who were vaccinated against influenza during their pregnancy were less likely to have a pre-term or low-birthweight infant, compared to women who did not receive the influenza vaccine while pregnant,” said lead researcher Alexandra Legge. “And we’re certainly not the first study to show a protective effect of the influenza vaccine,” Legge said Monday from Lunenburg, N.S. The study used a database showing birth outcomes for more than 12,000 pregnant women between November 2010 and March 2012, of whom almost 1,960 had received a flu shot. The analysis found that women who were vaccinated against flu had a 25 per cent lower risk of having a premature or underweight newborn compared to unvaccinated women.

Researchers found pregnant women living in rural areas and those with underlying medical conditions were more likely to be vaccinated, while single women, those who had previously given birth and those who smoked during pregnancy were less likely to get the shot.

visory Committee on Immunization, or NACI, says studies have shown no evidence of harm to either mother or fetus from immunization. “I think that lack of knowledge of the dangers of influenza illness in pregnancy is definitely another barrier to vaccination,” said Legge, noting there is scientific evidence showing that getting the flu while pregnant can have adverse effects on both mother and — LEAD RESEARCHER ALEXANDRA LEGGE fetus. “Canadian studies have Legge, a fourth-year medi- shown that pregnant women cal student who co-authored are at higher risk for serious the study with a perinatal epi- influenza-related morbiddemiologist and several senior ity and mortality (illness and physicians, said there are a death) compared to non-pregnumber of reasons why preg- nant women of a similar age nant women choose not to get and health status.” inoculated against flu. Given the ramp-up in flu acSome are worried about tivity in various regions across deleterious effects of the vac- the country, Dr. Jeff Kwong cine on their developing fetus, called the study both relevant she said. and timely. But Canada’s National AdDuring the 2009 H1N1 pan-


demic, a significant number of pregnant women were hospitalized after contracting the flu, said Kwong, a Toronto family physician and scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Public Health Ontario. “And it’s possible we will see it again this year,” he said, encouraging women who are pregnant to protect themselves by getting vaccinated. Kwong also pointed out that the effects of being born prematurely are nothing to sneeze at: preemies may be born with lung, heart or other health problems and need to stay in hospital longer than full-term infants. They may also be at risk for potentially life-long complications. The risk of pre-term or low-birth-weight newborns from maternal flu infection could be related to the virus inducing an inflammatory response in the body, which in turn causes the production of prostaglandins —hormonelike fatty acids that play a key role in the initiation of labour.

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The maker of a type of sleeping pill is lowering the dose to minimize the risk of next-day drowsiness. The drug, Sublinox, has been associated in the past with abnormal sleep behaviours. In late 2011, Meda Valeant Pharma Canada warned that some people taking the drug had reported getting out of bed while not fully awake and performing activities they were unaware of doing. Those activities including driving a car, eating and making phone calls The drug company has lowered the recommended initial dose to five milligrams for women and either five or 10 milligrams for men. The drug company says Sublinox should be taken immediately before bedtime, when the user will have the opportunity to get at least seven or eight hours of sleep. People aged 65 and older should use the five mg dose, regardless of gender, the company says. Meda Valeant Pharma Canada issued the new advice in conjunction with Health Canada. The advisory says women metabolize the drug more slowly than men, and therefore have a higher chance of experiencing next-day drowsiness. Sublinox — the brand name for the drug zolpidem — is a hypnotic. As with all drugs of this class, long-term use is not recommended. It should not be taken in the middle of the night or at any time other than bedtime, the statement says. People who are newly prescribed the drug should be careful about next-day activities until they determine how the drug affects them. The company suggests new users should not drive a car or engage in hazardous activities that require complete alertness the morning after taking the drug for the first few times. The 2011 advisory warned some people should avoid the drug entirely. “People with a history of sleepwalking, either in the family or personal, people who drink alcohol with Sublinox or take certain drugs at the same time as Sublinox, or people who take Sublinox at higher doses than those recommended may be more at risk of complex sleep behaviours,” the company cautioned.

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Siblings want to place blame instead of owning up to own situation Dear Annie: My husband and I are the youngest of our siblings, now all in our 50s with nearly grown children. Despite having the same opportunities, my husband and I are the only ones to have finished college, stayed married and kept the same jobs. As a result, we have a nice home, two cars and college tuition set aside for our kids, and can take family vacations. MITCHELL Our three siblings dropped & SUGAR out of college, racked up credit card debt, married and divorced multiple times, compromised their health with alcohol and tobacco abuse, and left jobs as soon as the work became tiresome. They live in tenuous circumstances. We never judge or lecture. Lately, as the direness of their situation has pressed them into tough decisions, they keep bringing up how “lucky” my husband and I are to have all the security that we do, as if we didn’t earn it or make sacrifices over many years to conserve our resources. While we are indeed blessed, luck had little to do with it. We’ve been disciplined. We have generously helped our siblings whenever the need arose, including college tuitions, car downpayments, emergency veterinary bills and even funeral expenses. Now it seems they believe it was our duty, and with the holidays coming up, their comments are escalating. This is terribly hurtful. My husband is able to let this matter slide. But I need a civil response when our siblings accuse us of “owing” them because our circumstances are so much “luckier” than theirs. I want to show my kids that I am proud of what we have earned and saved without sounding unsympathetic. — Sad Sister in Sacramento Dear Sister: People can become embittered by their lot in life and look to place blame on others when they cannot face up to their own responsibility in creating the situation. Your children can see the results of this every day, so there’s no need to get into a public argument with your siblings. Instead, simply say, “We’ve been fortunate” — because that is also true. And it shuts down the discussion. Dear Annie: For the past two years, I have been in a relationship with the lady I thought would one day be my wife. I have pampered and spoiled her, even when she occasionally would take weeks at a time to be alone or visit her family without me for holidays. She refused to move in with me, though I asked her to several times. When she was laid off three months ago, she decided to move to the city where her daughter lives, six hours away. She claims she wants to be in a long-distance relationship. Am I wrong to consider her actions selfish? She claims she is “in love” with me, but I don’t believe someone can be in love and just up and move six hours away. — Heartbroken in Nebraska Dear Nebraska: It is not surprising that your girlfriend wants to live closer to her daughter, especially with no job to tether her. But based on her past behavior, we’d say she doesn’t value the relationship as much as you do. Unless you are both willing to travel frequently, this romance is likely to fizzle. Sorry. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “J.D.,” whose parents have gone through the money he received as a settlement. You suggested he contact a lawyer. He also could contact his state public welfare department and request an Adult Protective Services investigation. It sounds like a case of financial exploitation, and the government might take his parents to court and order that a new conservator be put — Sevierville, Tenn. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.




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Researchers don’t find evidence of time travel on Internet, Twitter, Facebook BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Time travellers, if they really exist, seem to be keeping their adventures to themselves. Researchers with perhaps a bit too much time on their hands conducted an extensive Internet and social media search for evidence of time travellers going back in history and then bragging about it online. And they came up empty. No real life Dr. Who or Marty McFly from the movie “Back to the Future” tweeting secrets. Spurred by idle chat during Thursday poker games, an astrophysicist and his students at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan, searched for mentions of Pope Francis and Comet ISON before they popped

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was merely summer fun that cost nothing to do. “This wasn’t a major research push,” Nemiroff said. “This was typing things into search engines. Billions of dollars are spent on time travel movies and books and stuff like that. This probably costs less than a dollar to check on it.” Nemiroff said this isn’t his normal field and he didn’t much believe in travelling backward in time before — and believes less in it now. “Unless I go back (in time) and publish lots of papers,” he joked. Other scientists didn’t quite take it too seriously either. Harvard University astronomer Avi Loeb said in an email, “as anyone who uses online dating knows, the Internet is the last place to find the truth about the physical reality.”

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In praise of graphic novels WHY THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK BELONGS IN THE CLASSROOM BY MICHAEL CAVNA ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES A young girl, a primary gradeschooler with a well-worn library card, was enthusiastically reading a riveting memoir when a stern tone descended upon her. “What is that?” the teacher asked/ accused. “It’s a graphic novel,” came the girl’s reply. Such works, the girl was told, were unacceptable for classroom “reading time,” let alone for a book report. The teacher’s sharp ruling boiled down to a four-word excuse for banishment: “Graphic. Novels. Aren’t. Books.” Sigh. Here we go again . . . . Two decades after Art Spiegelman’s landmark Holocaust graphic novel Maus won the Pulitzer Prize and helped stake a fresh claim for comics as literature — paving the way for the appreciation of such works as Persepolis and Blankets and American Born Chinese — do a significant number of teachers and administrators remain mired in such backward thinking? Unfortunately, my rhetoric is rhetorical. These curricular “world-isflat’ers” are still thick on our school grounds. But it’s time for the culture’s tectonic plates to more rapidly force a shift in academic thought. As we step into 2014, this lingering bias in curriculum needs to cease. We urge the least enlightened of our educators to catch up with the rest of the class. And to make our case, let us present Exhibit A: The young girl who faced that rebuke of illustrated books is a relative of mine. And that book (ahem) in question was Stitches: A Memoir, acclaimed author David Small’s poignant personal story of a dysfunctional childhood home — including his adolescent battle with throat cancer, which may have been caused by his doctor-father’s early over-embrace of X-ray radiation. In Small’s masterful prose and liquid pictures, we vividly experience the voiceless boy-patient’s raw emotions. Even four years ago, quite a few people would have begged to differ with that grade-school teacher. Stitches climbed the best-seller list of the New York Times, which deemed the book worthy of review; was named one of the best books of the year by such outlets as Publishers Weekly; and was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award for young people’s literature. No less than Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist/ author/playwright/screenwriter Jules Feiffer said aptly of Small’s masterpiece: “It left me speechless.” Of the teacher’s wrong-headed thinking, I was left speechless. Her decision was not a mere judgment against one book, but an ignorant indictment of all graphic novels. As blanket criticism, it was unabashedly threadbare. Consider my commentary here, then, to be a criticism of that criticism. Because what the larger academic problem calls for is not damnation, but persuasion. A struck match. Into Plato’s cave, let us bring truer illumination. What follows is not some broad indictment of modern American education. I was born into a brood of teachers — the family crest might as well


BRIEF Hong Kong movie and TV mogul Run Run Shaw dies HONG KONG — Pioneering Hong Kong movie producer Run Run Shaw, whose studio popularized the kung fu genre that influenced Quentin Tarantino and other Hollywood directors, died Tuesday. Shaw died peacefully at age 107, according to a statement from Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), which he helped found in 1967. No cause of death was given. His Shaw Brothers Studios, once among the world’s largest, helped launch the careers of powerhouses including director John Woo and churned out nearly 1,000 movies. He also produced a handful of U.S. films, including 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner and 1979 disaster thriller Meteor. His television empire, which remains a dominant force in Hong Kong, nurtured actors that later rose to fame, such as Chow Yun-fat. Wong Kar-wai, the director behind critically acclaimed art-house movies like Chungking Express and In the Mood for Love, got his start through a TVB training course and worked at the station briefly as a production assistant. Ironically, one actor who slipped through Shaw’s grasp, Bruce Lee, went on to become the world’s biggest kung fu star. Shaw (pronounced Shao in Manda-

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Two decades after Art Spiegelman’s landmark Holocaust graphic novel Maus won the Pulitzer Prize and helped stake a fresh claim for comics as literature, a significant number of teachers and librarians still dismiss them as something less than books. Here are six that belong in schools. Clockwise from top left: March: Book On, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell; The Property, by Rutu Modan; Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor; Boxers by Gene Luen Yang; Marble Season by Gilbert Hernandez and Zits: Chillax by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman. be a chalkboard — and I deeply value what too often is one of the nation’s more thankless and underpaid cornerstone careers. Plus, as an artist who has spoken to thousands of impressive educators, I applaud those who thoughtfully and passionately help inform and shape young minds while keeping an open mind themselves. On this front, so many of them “get” it. What this essay is, at heart, is an extended hand in the name of better understanding, especially as our schools are filled with so-called “reluctant readers” and other struggling learners. We face an educational imperative: why not use every effective teaching tool at our disposal? Decades of studies have shown the power of visual learning as an effective scholastic technique. We know that comics — the marriage of word and picture in a dynamic relationship that fires synapses across the brain — can be a bridge to literacy and a path to learning. Armed with that knowledge, the last thing we need blocking that footbridge is the Reluctant Teacher. To see the extended version of this article, including animated interviews, click comic-riffs.

rin) led TVB until retiring as chairman in December 2011 at the age of 104. He is survived by his second wife and four children from his first marriage. Shaw was born near Shanghai to a wealthy textile merchant. One of his six siblings, elder brother Runme Shaw, set up a silent film studio, Unique Film Production Co. Shaw and a third brother, Runje, went to Singapore in 1923 to market films to southeast Asia’s Chinese community and eventually opened 139 movie theatres across the region.

Campion will preside over Cannes Film Festival jury PARIS — Director Jane Campion, the only woman to have won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, will lead the jury for the prestigious event this year. Festival organizers announced Tuesday that Campion will succeed Steven Spielberg, who led the jury last year. New Zealander Campion was awarded the Palme d’Or prize in 1993 for The Piano, and earlier won Cannes’ top short film award. While several women have presided the jury before, most films presented have been directed by men. Festival director Gilles Jacob, in a statement, describes Campion as “a true master,” who wowed juries with films “shot through with such courage and humanity and captured such a unique world.” Campion, looking ahead to the May 14-25 festival, said: “I can’t wait.”


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BAUER Douglas “Doug” Gilbert Doug was born on April 28, 1960 at Red Deer, Alberta. He passed away peacefully at his home on December 22, 2013 at the age of 53 years. Doug leaves to mourn his son, Matthew “Matt” Bauer of Blackfalds and a stepson, Tony Spiller. He is also survived by his parents, Joyce and Gil; sisters, Bonnie (Bob) Peressini and Sandy (Scott) Medori, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends of the family. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Doug’s honour may be made directly to the Red Deer Fish and Game Association, P.O. Box 2, Red Deer, AB T4N 5E7. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319

BRETT (Schleppe) Edith Feb. 4, 1936 - Jan. 1, 2014 Edith passed away peacefully in her Parkvale Lodge home on January 1st, 2014 at the age of 77 years. Edith was born at Beiseker AB, grew up on the family farm, married and raised a family on the move with the armed forces. Settling in Red Deer in 1973, she began a working career and continued raising her family. Edith retired at 65 and enjoyed the things that were most important to her. Edith enjoyed doing crafts, loved to sew, making dresses for the grand-girls, and cooking and baking treats for the special holidays. She is survived by her children: Rodney, Shawn (Diane), Kim (Eldon), Troy (Karen), Tim; grandchildren: Jolene (Mike), Cynthia (Terrence), Shane (Sherri), J e s s i c a ( Ty r e l ) , K r i s t y (Keegan), Kyle, Nolan, Naomi; great-grandchildren: Jayden, Rorey, Areanna, Breanna, Candace, Kaitlyn, Emily, and Kasen. Cremation has taken place and at Edith’s request no formal funeral services will be held.

CASEY, Randy Roy Apr. 13, 1964 - Dec. 26, 2013 With great sadness the family of Randy Roy Casey announces his passing on December 26, 2013 in his home. Randy is survived by numerous family and friends. Memorial Service will take place at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Sylvan Lake Funeral Home, 5019 47A Avenue. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta in lieu of flowers. Condolences can be posted to the family on the Sylvan Lake Funeral Home website: www. God our Father has called you home

JOHNSTONE Thomas Robert Loving son, brother, father, and husband passed suddenly on January 3, 2014 at the age of 45. He leaves behind his wife, Christine; children, Jenniffer (Randy), Mackenzie, Ta k o d a a n d K e n d r a ; h i s mother, Beryl; sister, Lori (Darcy); 3 grandchildren; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He will be forever missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Tom’s honor may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Suite 6, 5015 - 48 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 1S9. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319

TIMMERMANS Leo Anthony Feb. 24, 1927 to Jan. 5, 2014 Leo was born in Amsterdam and grew up in Arnhem, the Netherlands. He and his new bride Margaret immigrated to Saskatchewan in January 1953. After several moves in Saskatchewan and then to Alberta and BC, they retired to Sylvan Lake, where they have resided for 20 years. Leo is survived by his wife Margaret, daughter Faye (Doug) Burles, sons Eugene, Roy (Cindy) and Robert, by grandchildren Lee (Michelle), Meridith (Trent), Laura (Steve), Marshall, Julianne, Lisa (Jesse), Tim (Lisa), Kevin, Robin (Craig), Tiffany (Dave), Taylor, Leah and Taryn, by great-grandchildren Jackson, Alice, Evan, Memphis, Kaylin, Rylan and Lucas, and by his sisters-in-law Dinie van Beetuw and Dolf Huis in’t Veld. He was predeceased by his parents Bernadina Leenes and Andrew Timmermans. Leo enjoyed spending time camping with his family. In retirement, he was an ardent bridge player and gardener and was an active volunteer with the Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Association. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sylvan Lake Funeral Home, 5019 47a Avenue. Following the service, a tea will be held at the Sylvan Lake Legion, 4916 50 Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Leo’s honour may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151

DUFRESNE Andy Andy Dufresne passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 5th, 2014, at the age of 68 years. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 43 years Diane, his son Jack (Emma), his daughter Marianne (Tom), and his sister Jean Besette. He leaves behind several grandchildren whom he loved very much; Ashlain, Jessie, W y a t t , A n a , D a n n y, a n d To d d . A n d y w a s b o r n i n Girouville, Alberta and at a young age followed in his father’s footsteps in the Bee Keeping industry. In 1968, he met the love of his life, Diane whom he married in 1969. They moved to High Level, AB where Andy joined the Halliburton Group and pursued a career as a Drilling Fluids Engineer. His commitment and dedication was never in doubt and his passion and knowledge was passed on to many in the Oilfield sector over the course of his 30+ year career. His Footprints were imbedded deep into the ground and behind followed many others he influenced and challenged to follow the trail he blazed. Other passions in his life which he perfected were hunting, camping, fishing and of course playing Gin Rummy which many can attest to. Many fond memories were created with friends and family while sharing these passions that will be etched in our hearts forever. Alice Ramish writes: Those we love remain with us, for love itself lives on. Memories never fade because a loved one’s gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart, for as long as there is memory, they’ll live on in the heart. You will be missed but never forgotten! A Memorial Service for Andy will take place at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer, on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Donations to be made to Diane Dufresne, proceeds will be forwarded to the Ronald McDonald House, in Red Deer. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

LENTON Margaret June Our wonderful mother (Margaret) June Lenton (nee Bailey) passed peacefully away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on January 2, 2014. She was born in Lacombe, Alberta June 24, 1937. Her family moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where she attended Gladstone High School. After graduation, she joined the Royal Canadian Auxiliary Air Force before transferring to the Royal Canadian Regular Air Force as a fighter control operator, serving from 1956 to 1959. There she met and married Howard Lenton. Together, they had five children. In 1971, they parted ways. Mom started taking courses at Confederation College and eventually received her diploma as a Rehab Practitioner in 1976. She then moved with her children to Red Deer, working at Michener Center. She was an avid knitter making numerous items for local charities. Mom was a 30 year survivor of breast cancer. She is survived by her five children, Jacqueline Lenton of Red Deer, Tom Lenton of Edmonton, Kai (Gaye) Flexhaug of Calgary, Sandra (Sam) of Red Deer and Rick Lenton o f R e d D e e r, a s w e l l a s eleven grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents, Ethel and Cecil Bailey; her sisters, Adeline and Muriel; and her former husband, Howard Lenton. A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in June’s honour may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Suite 101, 6751 - 52 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 4K8. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.

STREET Coming Melvin Edgar Events Apr. 12, 1928 - Dec. 29, 2013 Melvin passed away at Michener Extendicare. Melvin was born at Hardisty, AB. the youngest of four children to Jesse Edgar and Luella Street and grew up on the family farm north of Amisk, NEW TO THE CITY AB. He leaves to mourn his OR HOME? wife of fifty seven years, Eileen Joyce of Red Deer, Welcome Wagon one son Daniel Raymond has free info and Street, Red Deer, one daughter gifts to Eileen Luella (Mike) Decarle help you adjust of Fletcher, NC, two grandsons, Bannie Declan Stepp and Please call Jesse Nolan Stepp of Fletcher, 1-905-474-5190 NC, one brother Marion to receive Dorsey Street of Innisfail, AB. Predeceased by his parents, one son David Melvin Street and two sistes Mildred Logan and Irene Fischer. Melvin Lost took over the farm from his father in 1957 and enjoyed CAR KEYS LOST Deerthe farm life to the fullest, but park Centre Mall. If found sold it and retired to Red please call 403-347-7658 Deer in 1996 due to ill health. LOOKING FOR A SPECIAL NEEDS He loved his three children, HARNESS was proud of their abilities that looks like a seat belt and endeavours and was with pink straps on always there to encourage the side of strap. There is a n d c h e e r t h e m o n . H e a name on the back of one of the pink straps. always enjoyed a good visit w i t h f a m i l y a n d f r i e n d s . Please call if it is spotted. Stolen with a helmet. Coffee time was his favorite 403-356-2156 time of the day. Parkland no questions asked. Funeral Home was in charge Need it for children with of cremation and the family special needs. Thank You. will gather to bury his ashes alongside his parents at Amisk in the spring.



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We thought of you today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name. All we have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, from which we’ll never part. God has you in his arms. We have you in our hearts. Lovingly remembered and missed by all, Cathy, Gordon, Danielle and families.

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for a busy medical office. Minimum 3 days/week. Benefits & good starting salary. Apply with resume & references Reply to Box 1073, c/o RED DEER ADVOCATE, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 OFFICE manager req’d for Clive area trucking company. Knowledge of trucking industry and general knowledge of maintenance an asset but willing to train. Exc. wages/benefits. Fax resume to 403-784-2330 or call toll free 1-800-613-7041



FT RDA req. for Lacombe clinic. Min 2 yrs exp, 1 evening shift to 7pm, no wknds. Fax 403-782-6326

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Southpointe Dental before January 15, 2014.

RECEPTIONIST for Hygiene Department req’d. 1 pm. - 8 pm. Please drop off resumes to Associate Dental, Attn. Corinne or fax 403-347-2133

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JUST CUTS is looking for F/T - P/T HAIRSTYLIST No clientele necessary. Christie 403-309-2494 NEW IMPRESSIONS SALON & SPA Seeking F/T Hair Stylist Drop off resume to 190 Northey Ave.




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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Night Foremen, Day & Night Operators Must have H2S, First Aid, valid driver’s license. Pre-employment Drug screening Competitive Wages. Benefit Package Please submit resume with references to: or by fax to (403) 783-8004 Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted

1ST RATE ENERGY SERVICES INC., a growing Production Testing company, based out of Sylvan Lake, is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

* Experienced Production Testing * Day Supervisors * Night Operators * Experienced Production Testing Assistants If you are a team player interested in the oil and gas industry, please submit your resume, current driver’s abstract and current safety certificates to the following: Fax 403-887-4750 Please specify position when replying to this ad. We would like to thank all those candidates who apply, however only qualified personnel will be contacted.

GT CHANDLER CONTRACTING Has Openings for BOILER OPERATORS Please email resume to: or fax to: 403-886-2223 JAGARE ENERGY PRODUCTION TESTING now hiring Day Supervisors, Night Operators, and Helpers. Must have valid Class 5 drivers license. RSP’s and benefits pkg. incentives. Email resumes to:




in Ponoka county, supplies oilfield septic containment & disposal throughout AB. We require Driver Operators for small vac trucks. Oilfield exp. is an asset. Must have H2S, First Aid, TDG, clean driver’s abstract & Class 5 license, drug testing. $20/ hr. to start, home every night, benefits. Fax resume to Dan 403-704-1127 or email: dan


Well Testing Personnel Experienced Supervisors & Operators Must have valid applicable tickets Email: lstouffer@



Store Manager required for PartSource in Red Deer. Applicant will be responsible for directing day to day operations.We are looking for store managers that have strong leadership and communication skills. ASE certification is an asset. Please apply in person at 6722-50th Ave or via email @

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RAMADA INN & SUITES req’s. F/T MAINTENANCE PERSON... Experience preferred. Pool operation an asset. On call rotation. Bonuses, Drop off resume to 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer or fax 403-342-4433 or email:

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F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS - Good hours, home every night, $4000-$6000/mo. Contractor must have truck or van. Tools, supplies & ladders required. Training provided, no experience needed. Apply to:




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F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer.

Vacuum & Water Truck operators req’d. to start immed. $450/per day CLASS 1 or 3 WITH Q All oilfield safety tickets req’d. Clean drivers abstract. Must comply with drug and alcohol policy. References Req’d. Exc. salary & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-742-5376 Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.


RONCO OILFIELD HAULING Sylvan Lake. Openings for Picker operator, bed truck drivers and winch tractor. Top wages and benefits. Email resume tom@ or fax. 403-887-4892

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is a busy & growing oilfield trucking company looking for EXPERIENCED WINCH TRUCK DRIVERS & SWAMPERS Successful candidates will receive top wages & benefits. Valid Class 1 licence is necessary & oilfield tickets are an asset. Please forward all resumes to:


Has Opening for all positions! Immediately. All applicants must have current H2S, Class 5 with Q Endorsement, (No GDL licenses) and First Aid. We offer competitive wages & excellent benefits. Please include 2 work reference names and numbers. Please fax resume to: 403-264-6725 Or email to: No phone calls please.





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ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of the morning ADVOCATE in Red Deer (Reliable vehicle needed.)

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Rahr Malting Canada Ltd, a leading manufacturer of Brewer’s Malt, is now accepting applications for a full time Millwright/Mechanical trade position.

Isherwood Close

The position includes maintenance inspections, lubes, PM’s and repairs to all types of equipment in order to maintain the safe operation and fulfill production requirements of Rahr Malting. The position is rated under the Heavy Job classification. Applicants must have a valid trade certificate for work in Alberta. This position will work in co-ordination with the Operations group and is accountable to the Maintenance Supervisor. Experience in manufacturing or factory environment is preferred.

Rahr Malting Canada Ltd. Attn: Human Resources Box 113 Alix, Alberta T0C 0B0 FAX: (403)747-2660 EMAIL : NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Key Responsibilities • Ensure timely and accurate completion of tasks assigned. • Communicate with other departments when necessary and provides feedback when needed. • Keep records of assignments and produce detailed work reports. • Experience in a plant/manufacturing environment - an asset. • Must be able to work in a fast paced, team environment. • Must be available for shift work • Must be willing to learn new technology.

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requires OPTICAL ASSISTANT Training provided. Apply in person with resume to: 4924 59 St. Red Deer, AB.





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CLEARVIEW AREA Cardinal Ave & Cosgrove Cl. $97/mo. ALSO East side of Cosgrove Cres. $91/mo. ALSO Cole Street $61/mo. ALSO Cameron Cres. & Conners Cres. $146/mo. CLEARVIEW RIDGE AREA Crossley St., Cooper Cl., Carter Cl., Connaught Cres. & Cody Pl. $190/mo. DAVENPORT PLACE AREA Danielle Dr., Dorchester Ave., & Doncaster Ave. $185/mo.

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DERRICK HANDS AND DRILLERS Please submit resumes with copies of valid tickets and a current drivers abstract via email to

MICHENER AREA East of 40th Ave., 51 St., 50A St., Michener Cres., Green, etc. to Michener Ave. & Blvd. $282/mo. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Please apply for these positions in the manner specified


Fax: 780-678-2001

ROSEDALE AREA Rowell Cl. & Ritson Cl. $87/mo. ALSO West half of Robinson Cres, Rich Cl., & Ryan Cl. Area. $84/mo.

CONSIDERING A CAREER CHANGE? Find the right fit. Daily the Advocate publishes advertisements from companies, corporations and associations from across Canada seeking personnel for long term placements.



TIMBERLANDS AREA Turner Cres., Timothy Dr., Towers Cl., Tobin Gt. $113/mo. ALSO Timberstone Way, Talson Place, Thomas Place, Trimble Cl., Traptow Cl. & Thompson Cres. $307/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306

RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 D3

FAST TRACK PHOTOS Call 403-309-3300 to get your vehicle pictured here


2004 DODGE RAM 1500 4x4, quad, gold , c/w topper, 2 sets of tires. Exc. cond. $6000 firm. 403-304-2118




2005 LEXUS ES 330 FWD, lthr., 41,100 kms, $15,888. SOLD Sport & Import

2006 PONTIAC Solstice 26080 kms., 5 speed, $19,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

2007 TOYOTA Tacoma V6 4X4, 114903 kms., $19888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2008 GMC Acadia SLE AWD, 8 passenger, 90485 kms, $19,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

2006 Range Rover Sport HSE $25,888 Sport & Import 7652 50 Ave 403-348-8788

2008 BMW 328 xi sunroof, lthr., 66,382 kms., $25,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2008 GMC Yukon XL

ALL WHEEL DRIVE 2007 530 XI BMW. Original Owner, 143,000 km. Exc. Cond. Regularly Maintained, Fully Loaded! Call 403-350-4323

2008 BMW 535xi $29,888 Sport & Import 403-348-8788

2008 JEEP Rubicon 4X4, $20,888 7652 Gaetz Ave, Sport & Import 348-8788


Denali AWD $18,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

2010 CHEV Silverado 1500 LT, 4X4, Z-71, cold air intake, 62629kms, $20888 348-8788 Sport & Import



2006 34’ Gulf Stream Yellowstone. Sleeps 4, 3 slides, new awning, washer, dryer hookup, equipped w/Arctic & Sub Arctic pkgs, custom skirt & more! $34,900. 403-8878405

2007 CHRYSLER 300 103198 kms., $10,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2008 BMW X5 3.0 $31,888 Sport & Import 403-348-8788

2008 LAND ROVER LR2 SE 4X4,.sunroofs, $18,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2011 CHEV Silverado LTZ 6.2 L, lthr., $27,888.

2002 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta GLS 1.8L, $10,888.

2006 COROLLA CE. exc. cond. 78,000. kims. Offers. 403-392-5628

2007 COLORADO, 28RK, Dutchman, 32’, slideout, back kitchen, shower, king bed, TV, stereo, air. loaded

2008 BMW X5 3.0si AWD, htd. lthr., panaroof,

2008 SANTA FE. 3.3L, 5 spd. auto. Heated seats & mirrors. $6900 obo. **SOLD**



2008 CHEVY Colorado Vortec 3.7 L, 4wd, good tires & brakes, Linex box liner & undercover. 403-783-2064


2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid 4X4, 6.0L, lthr., 81735 kms., $28,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

2007 FORD F-150 Lariat 4X4, htd. lthr., sunroof, $12,888, 348-8788


2009 RANGER XLT 4x4, 70,000 kms., $15,900. trades cons. 403-598-0682

2011 KEYSTONE Alpine $54,900. Top of the line. Satellite dish, built in Cummins Onan generator, Sub-zero insulation pckg. 403 357 6950

2009 VW GOLF, manual, 90,000 km. Winter pkg, $10,500. 403-391-1770

2012 CHEV Silverado 2500 LTZ, diesel, lthr., tonneau cover, $36,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2010 CHEV 1500 4x4 8 cyl. Kuhmo Tires. $17,900. 403-346-9816

8th Annual Red Deer Collector Car Auction & Speed Show. Mar 14 - 16. Westerner Park, Red Deer. 150,000 sq.ft. indoor show. Exhibitors space avail. Consign today 1-888-296-0528 Ext. 102

348-8788 Sport & Import

$27,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

$22,900. 403-784-2482


2003 DODGE Durango SLT Plus, 4X4, $8888. 403-348-8788 Sport & Import


2006 GMC C4500 4X4, new Duramax, 170,000 kms, $39,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

Sport & Import

2003 HONDA Odyssey EX-L V6. Loaded.

2006 Jetta TDI 73,699 km $16,888 AS&I 403-348-8788

2007 LAND ROVER Range Rover supercharged, 4X4, nav., sunroof, lthr., $33,888 348-8788, Sport & Import


2006 MERCEDES Benz CLS 500 lthr., sunroof, 115057 kms., $25,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2007 PONTIAC G5. Manual, 130,000 km. Great cond. Winter & Summer tires. Well. maint. N/S. $5550. 403-342-4318

One owner. $7800. Call 403-396-0722.



2008 FORD F-250 XL 4X4, 6.4L, 92754 kms., $26888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

2008 FORD F150. $10,000. 403-741-6844

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2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM GT Stk #H35275C. 16” Alloy Wheels, Keyless Entry, Power Seats,

2010 MAZDA3 SPORT GT Stk #H35353A. 15” Alloy Wheels, ABS,

2011 HYUNDAI ELANTRA TOURING GLS Stk #H35527A. 15” Alloy Wheels, ABS, Bluetooth, Side Airbags,

Sunroof, Tilt, Traction Control, One Owner Car, Summer Driven Only, Like New, 55,902 kms

Bluetooth, CD, Cruise, Fog Lamp, Keyless Entry, MP3, 89,778 kms.

Keyless Entry, MP3, Heated Seats, Fog Lamps, One Owner Trade, Fully Inspected, 74,191 kms




2013 HYUNDAI SONATA SE/LEATHER Stk #HP5662. 18” Alloy Wheels, ABS Bluetooth, CD, MP3, Keyless Entry,

2008 JEEP PATRIOT LTD Stk #HP5309A. 17” Alloy Wheels, ABS, Bluetooth, 6 Disc

Dual Exhaust, Leather, Heated Seats, Power Seat, Sunroof, Traction Control, 35,500 kms





2011 HYUNDAI SANTA FE LTD/NAV Stk #H35482A. 18” Alloy Wheels, ABS, Bluetooth, CD, Cruise, Fog

Changer, Cruise, Fog Lamps, Keyless Entry, Leather, Heated Seats, Sunroof, Fully Inspected Warranty.

Lamps, Keyless Entry, Leather, Heated Seats, MP3, Nav System, Sunroof, Tilt, Telescopic Steering, 59,444 kms



13,990 Locally owned and family operated


| 7632 Gaetz Ave., North Red Deer | 403-350-3000



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Misc. Help


Misc. Help

Misc. for Sale


MOVING: everything must go! Air cond. $150. 403-348-1905

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of the morning ADVOCATE in Red Deer, by 6:30 a.m. 6 days/wk

THE TASTY BAKERY DELIVERY PERSON Permanent P/T required 3-4 hrs. per day 4 days/wk Apply in person Bay #1, 2319 Taylor Drive, (directly behind Nutters)

MTD snowblower 5 HP $200 403-347-5873 403-350-1077 WHITE (MTD) SNOWBLOWER 10.5 HP, 30”. P.S. 6 spd. $650. 403-343-0687 after 6 pm



(Reliable vehicle needed) CLEARVIEW AREA Cosgrove Cres., Chappel Dr., Carroll Cres., Carpenter St., & Cunningham Cres. Area 93 Papers $498/mo. DEER PARK AREA Dempsey St. & Drummond. Ave. Area 70 Papers $375/mo.

Warehouse Shipper/ Receiver

Competitive starting wages plus regular increases. Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm Excellent benefits package. Opportunities to advance. Must be dependable, hardworking and seeking a long-term career. Apply in person, or email to: 4747 - 61st Street


is now accepting applications for P/T


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ROSEDALE AREA Ramage Cres., Root Cl., 100 to 800 Ramage Cl., and Ralston Cres. area 67 Papers $359/mo. ALSO Reichley St., Reinholt Ave., Robinson Cres. Area 106 Papers $568/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more information




3 BDRM, 1 1/2 bath townhouse in well kept condominium complex at #9, 15 Stanton St. 5 appls & fenced yard. Tenants must be over 30 w/references & quiet living. Avail. Nov. 1st for $1300/mo. $1300 D.D. 403-341-4627 BEAUTIFUL Comfortable 3 bdrm. townhouse in Oriole Park. Super location for access to all major arteries without being bothered by noise. Att. garage, 1-1/2 bath, 5 appls., #23 6300 Orr Dr. N/S, avail. Jan. 1. $1425/mo. Hearthstone Property Management 403-896-8552 or 403-396-9554

EXTRA FLUFFY & extremely cute! Teacup Babydoll Morkies†(very tiny). Call 587-987-3422 or email


BROWNING hunting bow 48”, 29 arrows, padded carrying case, 4 razor heads $175 obo 403-356-9019

Lovely 3 level exec. 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, concrete patio, blinds, front/rear parking, no dogs, n/s, rent $1395 SD $1000 Avail immed. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545


newer exec. 3 bdrm. bi-level townhouse 1447 sq. ft. 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, lg. balcony, fenced in rear, front/rear parking, no dogs, rent $1395 SD $1000. n/s Avail. immed. 403-304-7576 / 347-7545


Lovely 3 level exec. 3 bdrm. townhouse CLASSIFICATIONS 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, concrete patio, blinds, 1500-1990 NORDIC Trak ski machine front/rear parking, no dogs, $150 403-309-3475 n/s, rent $1395 SD $1000 Antiques Avail. immed. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 Travel & Art LAKEFRONT CONDO: Packages 1 bdrm. Pine Lake, fully Circa 1960’s kitchen table. furn., N/S, $950 utils. incl. Chrome legs and apron. TRAVEL ALBERTA Avail. now 403-440-9013 Top is light grey. Has one Alberta offers leaf. $30. Call SOMETHING SOUTHWOOD PARK (403) 342-7908 for everyone. 3110-47TH Avenue, Make your travel 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, plans now. generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, Computers full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Wanted Sorry no pets. ASUS K53S laptop 15” To Buy CPU Intel 2.3 GHZ DVD RARE 4 BDRM. player, memory 6 GB, OS WANTED: SNOWBLOWER Windows 7 Premium $150 403-886-5194 TOWNHOUSE 403-347-7858 Bright 4 Bdrms, 2 1/2 baths. Finished bsmt has large family room & laundry. EquipmentThe right place for your Heavy family! No Pets, N/S. $1550 + Utils. TRAILERS for sale or rent Hearthstone 403-314-0099 Job site, office, well site or Or 403-396-9554 AGRICULTURAL storage. Skidded or Riverfront Estates wheeled. Call 347-7721. CLASSIFICATIONS Deluxe 3 bdrm. 1 1/2 bath, bi-level townhouse, 5 appls, 2000-2290 blinds, large balcony, Tools no pets, n/s, $11195 or $1220 along the river. Horses SD $1000. Avail. Jan. 15 FREE standing Ryobi 403-304-7576 347-7545 table saw, $100 obo Call 403-346-4263 WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally 4 Plexes/ in Lacombe weekly. 6 Plexes 403-651-5912 Firewood






Currently seeking reliable newspaper carrier for the BOWER AREA WESTPARK AREA Delivery is 4 times per week, no collecting. Perfect for anyone looking to make some extra $. Please reply by email: qmacaulay or phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316 DISPATCHERS req’d. Day/Night. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295 LABORERS WANTED FOR SNOW REMOVAL. Must be able to obtain a criminal records check Call 403-506-8928 or Fax 403-886-5814

PARKLAND SLED AND ATV. We are hiring for our expanding store. If you have a positive attitude, attention to detail & are goal orientated, we have an opening for APPRENTICE MOTORCYCLE MECHANIC with full benefits. e-mail resume to: SWAMPERS F/T needed immediately for a fast growing waste & recycling company. Heavy lifting involved (driver’s helper) position. Reliability essential. Own transportation required. Please email resumes to




Grain, Feed Homestead Firewood Hay AFFORDABLE



3 bdrm., 1-1/2 bath, $1175. rent, s.d. $650, incl water sewer and garbage. Avail. Feb 1. 403-304-5337

DIE cast models, cars, truck, and motorcycles, fairies, dragons and biker gifts. #14 6350-67 St. east end of Cash Casino LANG 2014 CalenderAbundant Friendship, got 2 for Christmas selling 1 for $10 403-347-1017


Drywall, tape, texture, Fully licensed & insured. Free Estimates. Call anytime Dave, 403-396-4176 Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

RMD RENOVATIONS Bsmt’s, flooring, decks, etc. Call Roger 403-348-1060



EDEN 587-877-7399 10am-midnight LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car

Handyman Services


ATT’N: Are you looking for help on small jobs around the house or renovate your bathroom, painting or flooring, and roof snow removal? Call James 403-341-0617

Massage Therapy


FANTASY MASSAGE International ladies

Now Open

Specials. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Private back entry. 403-341-4445


Antique & Classic Autos


2000 Chrysler Neon, 2L, 4 dr., 5 spd. Clean. 403-318-3040


Warehouse Space

8TH ANNUAL RED DEER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION & SPEED SHOW. Mar 14 - 16. Westerner Park, Red Deer. 150,000 sq.ft. indoor show. Exhibitors space available. Western Canada’s Largest Collector Car Event. Consign today 1-888-296-0528 Ext. 102





Locally owned and family operated

2007 CHRYSLER 300 103198 kms., $10,888 348-8788 Sport & Import




2007 530 XI BMW. Original Owner, 143,000 km. Exc. Cond. Regularly Maintained, Fully Loaded! Call 403-350-4323


2012 CHEV Silverado 2500 LTZ, diesel, lthr., tonneau cover, $36,888 348-8788 Sport & Import Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds



2006 PONTIAC Solstice 26080 kms., 5 speed, $19,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid 4X4, 6.0L, lthr., 81735 kms., $28,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

HERE TO HELP & HERE TO SERVE Call GORD ING at RE/MAX real estate central alberta 403-341-9995


Heavy Trucks


2006 GMC C4500 4X4, new Duramax, 170,000 kms, $39,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import


2006 MERCEDES BENZ CLS 500 lthr., sunroof, 115057 kms., $25,888 348-8788 Sport & Import 2006 Honda Civic EX Coupe 5 speed 190,000 kms $7,500 403-343-8443


2005 TIFFIN Phaeton 40 TSH. Diesel, Freightliner Chassis, 350 Cat, 3 slides, lots of options (pass thru storage, backup camera etc) $95,000, no GST. phone (403) 729-3242 or (403) 348-9478.

Auto Wreckers


RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap Vehicle & Metal Removal. AMVIC APPROVED. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. 403-396-7519

Vehicles Wanted To Buy


Realtors & Services

2004 DODGE RAM 1500 4X4, Quad, gold, c/w topper, 2 sets of tires. Exc. cond. $7000 firm or trade for equal valued smaller truck. 403-877-3929


BAY FOR RENT, 1800 sq. ft., drive through bay in heavy industrial area. 780-305-4688 SMALL / LARGE SPACES -Free standing - fenced yards For all your needs. 400-46,000 ft. 403-343-6615

2007 FORD F-150 Lariat 4X4, htd. lthr., sunroof, $12,888, 348-8788 Sport & Import

1999 PONTIAC Bonneyville 4 dr., saftied. 403-352-6995

MOUNTVIEW: large fully furn bdrm $500. Rent, $275. Security. Working M. only. Call 403-396-2468 ROOM, Avail. immed. $600. + dd 403-505-4777

2002 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta GLS 1.8L, $10,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import


RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. AMVIC APPROVED. 403-396-7519

Misc. Automotive


FREE removal of scrap vehicles. Will pay cash for some. 403-304-7585

2007 TOYOTA Tacoma V6 4X4, 114903 kms., $19888 348-8788 Sport & Import

Red Deer ADVOCATE CLASSIFIEDS 403-309-3300

BUSINESS IS BUILT ON INFORMATION Everything you need to know to keep your business humming . . . every day in the Business Section of the Red Deer Advocate.

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GORGEOUS 4 BDRM. HOUSE! 3 Baths - 6 appls. GARAGE. High-end luxury home welcomes mature tenants. $2100 + utilities. Sorry No Pets, N/S. Avail. NOW!! Call Lucie at 403-396-9554 Hearthstone 403-314-0099


1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, N/S. No pets. 403-596-2444 PENHOLD 1 bdrm., incl. heat/water, 4 appls. $725 avail. immed., 403-348-6594

Massage Therapy



VII MASSAGE #7,7464 Gaetz Ave. Pampering at its BEST! 403-986-6686 Come in and see why we are the talk of the town.

Misc. Services



Property clean up 340-8666

Moving & Storage


Custom new homes planning service. Kyle, 403-588-2550


New Home. 1335 sq.ft. bi-level, 24x23 att. garage. 403-588-2550 Laebon Homes 346-7273

Condos/ Townhouses



1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. $192,000. 403-588-2550

Income Property

DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301

FURN. room, all utils. and cable incld, $425/mo. 403-506-3277





2 ROOMS $550./mo. Call 403-352-7417


Call Classifieds 403-309-3300


1 BDRM. bsmt, prefer employed or student. Avail. immed403-396-7941


To Advertise Your Business or Service Here


$450 MO/D.D. incl. everything. 403-342-1834 or 587-877-1883 after 2:30



INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. with oilfield service companies, other small businesses and individuals RW Smith, 346-9351


Rooms For Rent





Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS




NOW RENTING 1 & 2 BDRM. APT’S. 2936 50th AVE. Red Deer Newer bldg. secure entry w/onsite manager, 5 appls., incl. heat & hot water, washer/dryer hookup, infloor heating, a/c., car plug ins & balconies. Call 403-343-7955

CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY TIMOTHY & Brome square IN CLASSIFIEDS bales, great for horses, apLOGS prox. 60 lbs. put up dry Semi loads of pine, spruce, and covered, $5/bale Suites Houses tamarack, poplar. Sylvan area. 403-887-2798 Price depends on location. For Sale 1 BDRM. bsmt. suite. N/S, Lil Mule Logging no kids, no pets. $700 BRAND NEW 1340 sq. ft. 403-318-4346 rent/d.d. ref’s 403-346-9746 bungalow, 2 bdrm., den, Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner ADULT ONLY BLDG dbl. att. garage. $384,900. BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / Call Glen 403-588-2231 Great 2 bdrm suite with Delivery. Lyle 403-783-2275 balcony! Coin-op laundry in bldg. In-suite storage. Health & CLASSIFICATIONS Easy Hwy access. AVAIL NOW! No Pets, N/S. Beauty FOR RENT • 3000-3200 Starting at $945 + power WANTED • 3250-3390 Hearthstone 403-314-0099 HOSPITAL Bed, all or 403-896-8552 electric, like new, 2 lift poles, $2000. GLENDALE 2 bdrm. $825, Houses/ 403-227-2505 Innisfail D.D. $825, N/S, no pets, EXECUTIVE 1/2 DUPLEX Duplexes no partiers, avail immed. near Coronation Park and 403-346-1458 trail system. 1284 sq.ft. Household 3 BDRM. in Sylvan. 4 appls., fenced yard. No pets. All GLENDALE reno’d 2 bdrm. 2 storey, 3 bedrooms up, Furnishings apartments, avail. immed, hardwood, gas fireplace, utils. incl. 403-347-6033 fenced back yard, Dble. rent $875 403-596-6000 WANTED 3 FLR, 3 Bdrm house w/3 garage. Immed. poss. Antiques, furniture and JENNER CRES. bath, new paint & carpets $349,900. 403-396-5516 estates. 342-2514 NEW open-concept bsmt & deck at 7316-59 Ave. Agent Chosen. suite. Spacious 2 bdrm unit Avail. to over 30 tenants. You can sell your guitar with Built-In vac system. No pets. Off street parking Stereos for a song... 6 appls. $1125 + Utils. for 3 vehicles. Rent $1500, or put it in CLASSIFIEDS TV's, VCRs No Pets, N/S. D.D. $1500. 403-341-4627 and we’ll sell it for you! Call Tina now to view! MOUNTVIEW 6 MO. old small flat screen 403-896-8552 FREE Weekly list of 3 bdrm. house, main floor, Hearthstone 403-314-0099 $100 403-348-1905 properties for sale w/details, 5 appls., fenced yard, LARGE, 1 & 2 BDRM. PS2 w/10 games $60; HP large deck, rent $1400 incl. prices, address, owner’s SUITES. 25+, adults only Photosmart printer C-4480 phone #, etc. 342-7355 all utils. $900 s.d. Avail. n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 $35; DS Lite w/4 games Help-U-Sell of Red Deer Feb. 1. 403-304-5337 $70; PS1 w/5 games SYLVAN LAKE, 1 bdrm., $40 403-782-3847 FULL DUPLEX. $550.; 2 bdrm. $1200. 3 bdrm., 1 bath per side. fully furn. dishes, linen, 1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Misc. for $257,000. 403-963-0204 cable & utils. incld. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-880-0210 Sale MASON MARTIN 403-755-9852

Spruce & Pine - Split 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472









Kelloway Cres.

Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

Sporting Goods


73 Papers $439/mo.

2 FRIENDLY 5 mo. old M. ORANGE KITTENS., Litter trained. Desperately need loving homes. FREE. 403-782-3130

Condos/ Townhouses



Personal Services


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Seniors’ Services



12 UNIT apartment building located in quiet Red Deer neighborhood. Contact Mike Dandurand Sundance Realty & Management 403-343-6655 391-7945 LAST 2 remaining full duplex lots in desirable neighborhood in Central Alberta. Very well priced with 4 plex as a discretionary use. Contact Mike Dandurand Sundance Realty & Management 403-343-6655 391-7945


Cottages/Resort HELP FOR SENIORS: Property in home or facility family business est. 1999 bondable staff, great rates, gift certificates avail. 403-346-7777 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

Snow Removal


SNOW SHOVELLED 587-377-5034 Start your career! See Help Wanted

SUMMER LIVING IN THE SHUSWAP Salmon Arm’s newest townhomes, Maple Lanes is now selling. 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, 9ft ceilings, hardwood/tile (heated) floors, heat pump/ ac, stainless appls, stamped concrete patio & so much more. $339,000 incl. GST. Check us out at or call Roger (403) 350-8089 or Tanja (250) 804-6436 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

A variety of positions are available including Full time Part time and Replacement With more than 50 years of service delivery, Catholic Social Services is one of the largest multi-function social services agencies in Canada, with more than 1600 staff, and 2000 volunteers delivering 130+ programs through Central and Northern Alberta. Join us in leading the way and making a difference in the lives of children & youth in care. As a Child and Youth Care Worker you will be responsible for a variety of duties including: evaluating needs, facilitating positive contact, assisting youth to develop life skills, adaptive behavior, and build meaningful relationships. You will be both willing and able to assist with personal care as well as light housekeeping. You will also be available to work varied shifts including evenings and weekends. You have a Diploma/Degree in Child & Youth Care or equivalent and experience working with children and youth with complex emotional needs. A vehicle and valid Operator’s Licence is required for this rewarding position. We thank all applicants. If your skill set matches those of other competitions, you may also be considered for other positions. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Location: Red Deer We offer flexibility, a comprehensive benefits package and a supportive working environment. Police Information Check including vulnerable sector search, Intervention Record Check and/or summary of driving record are conditions of employment and the financial responsibility of the candidate. Please send resume, quoting the competition number 13-143R before January 11, 2014 to:

Catholic Charities Human Resources Office 5104 – 48 Avenue Red Deer, AB T4N 3T8 Fax: (403) 342-1890 We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer Serving and Employing People of all Faiths and Cultures Since 1961

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LUANN Jan. 8 1982 — Statistics Canada reports that Canada’s unemployment rate is at 987,000 or 8.6 per cent of the workforce, its highest since figures were first taken in 1946. 1976 — Canada, U.S., U.S.S.R., Sweden, Finland and Czechoslovakia agree to take part in the Canada Cup hockey tournament.

1954 — First Alberta crude oil reaches Sarnia through a pipeline from Edmonton. 1948 — William Lyon Mackenzie King sets a record as longest serving prime minister in the Commonwealth: 7,825 days. 1948 — A.G.L. Andy McNaughton is appointed permanent delegate to United Nations, and Canada’s representative on UN Security Council. 1869 — The first suspension bridge over the Niagara Gorge at Niagara Falls is opened to traffic.





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AIRDRIE 300 Veteran’s Blvd. CALGARY 200, 3633 Westwinds Drive N.E. • 300 - 4700 130th Avenue S.E.• 3575 - 20th Avenue N.E.• 300-15915 MacLeod Trail S.E.• 200-20 Heritage Meadows Way S.E. •20 Country Village Road N.E • 5239 Country Hills Blvd. N.W. • 5850 Signal Hill Centre S.W. • 10513 Southport Road S.W. • 7020 - 4th Street. N.W. CAMROSE 7001- 48th Avenue EDMONTON 9715 - 23rd Avenue N.W. •4950 - 137th Avenue N.W. • 12310 - 137th Avenue • 10030 - 171st Street • 5031 Calgary Trail, N.W. • 4420 17th Street N.W. FORT McMURRAY 11 Haineault Street • 259 Powder Drive FORT SASKATCHEWAN 120 - 8802 100th Street GRANDE PRAIRIE 101-12225 - 99th Street • 10710 83rd Avenue LEDUC 3915 50 Street LETHBRIDGE 3529 Mayor Magrath Drive, S. LLOYDMINSTER 5031 - 44 Street MEDICINE HAT 1792 Trans Canada Way S.E. SHERWOOD PARK 140 - 410 Baseline Road SPRUCE GROVE 20 - 110 Jennifer Heil Way ST. ALBERT 20-101 St. Albert Trail STRATHMORE 106 - 900 Pine Road OLDS 200 - 6509 46th Street RED DEER 5016 - 51st Avenue ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE 5520-46th Street


Prices effective Wednesday, January 8 to Sunday, January 12, 2014 IN THIS AREA ONLY

Red Deer Advocate, January 08, 2014  
Red Deer Advocate, January 08, 2014  

January 08, 2014 edition of the Red Deer Advocate